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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids

by Alec Pridgeon

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Amazon has 1992 version. Borders cost: $40 (1994)
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
After all these years, this is still my "go-to" book when it comes to learning about orchid species. Beautiful to look at and a joy to read, this book is a treasured part of my orchid books library. ( )
  JustBecuz | Jan 23, 2009 |
a total encyclopedia for the enthusiast who wants pictures
  harrytheworker | Jul 1, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0881922676, Hardcover)

This handsome reference, now available in paperback, is sure to delight gardeners with a casual interest in orchids as well as the committed enthusiast and professional. Encompassing a wide spectrum of orchid genera, over 1,100 species and hybrids commonly in cultivation are detailed. With an authoritative but accessible text written by acknowledged experts of international renown, the book features all the pertinent topics which guide the reader to an understanding of these wonderful flowers: orchid habitats, distribution, classification, hybrids, pollination, cultivation, and conservation. The alphabetical "Orchids A-Z" section includes descriptions, taxonomy, currently accepted names and synonyms, geographic distribution, notes on culture, and hundreds of color photographs of the best-known species in cultivation.

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Covers 1,100 common species of orchids with descriptions, names, geographic distribution, and recommendations for successful cultivation.

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