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The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation

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Publisher Comments:

1500 orchid species are profiled in this authoritative, detailed, and carefully researched encyclopedia. Infinitely varied and hugely interesting, these strikingly beautiful plants are sumptuously illustrated with over 1000 photographs in a reference that no orchid lover can afford to be without. Isobyl la Croix is a scientist, plant hunter, and horticulturalist; her deep passion for orchids informs the plant selection and adds depth to the plant descriptions. The cultivation advice includes information about the orchid's native habitat—including elevation, geography, and climate. Recent developments in DNA analysis have led to some surprising findings with regard to the relationships between orchids, and the author has undertaken an extensive effort to bring all orchid names up-to-date to reflect the latest scientific thinking and taxonomy. From Acampe to Zygostates, no other serious reference approaches the depth and authority of this remarkable book.

Book News Annotation:

Botanist La Croix (editor, The Orchid Review, Royal Horticultural Society) draws on fieldwork and on work at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens to present detailed profiles of some 1500 cultivated species of orchids in 350 genera from Acampe to Zygostates. In addition to providing general information about orchid cultivation, she updates plant names per the Kew Genera Orchidacearum project that reflects the latest taxonomic thinking and recent developments in DNA analysis. The volume includes a preface by retired Kew curator Phillip Cribb, stunning photographs by Manual Aubron, a glossary, bibliography, and indexing by common and scientific name. The author grows tropical African orchids, her specialty, in a greenhouse in Scotland. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Isobyl and Eric la Croix have lived and worked for a number of years in several African countries. They now reside in northwestern Scotland and enjoy growing African orchids in their greenhouse. She is a trained botanist and he is an entemologist and avid photographer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881928761
Author:
La Croix, Isobyl
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Photographer:
Aubron, Manuel
Foreword by:
Cribb, Phillip
Foreword:
Cribb, Phillip
Author:
LaCroix, Isobyl
Author:
La Croix, I. F.
Author:
Isobyl la Croix
Subject:
Flowers - Orchids
Subject:
Orchid culture
Subject:
Orchids
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Gardening-Orchids and Epiphytes
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
524
Dimensions:
11.0 x 8.5 in

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