A reference that no orchid lover can afford to be without.
This detailed and carefully researched encyclopedia contains information on more than 350 genera of cultivated orchid, with descriptions of 1500 species, wonderfully illustrated with around 1000 photographs.
The author's experience as a scientist, plant hunter and horticulturalist adds great depth to the plant descriptions and selection.
The encyclopedia contains extensive information about each orchid's cultivation, along with details on its native habitat including elevation, geography and climate which will significantly improve the chances of successful growth in the domestic environment.
Contains up-to-date orchid names reflecting the latest scientific thinking and taxonomy resulting from recent developments in DNA analysis.
Whether you are an enthusiast, a collector, or just starting out with orchids, this book will be an invaluable and reliable point of reference and identification whether researching the most familiar cypripedium or the most rarefied angraecoid.