Synopses & Reviews
At long last, here is a complete and exhaustive account of the genus Dendrobium. Among the most prized and popularly cultivated orchids, dendrobiums delight gardeners and orchid lovers alike with the sheer beauty of their delicate flowers and slender form. Now, those interested in learning all there is to know about this enchanting genus have the book they have always wanted. With descriptions of 650 species in the genus, including habits and flowering biology, a guide to species identification and culture, a historical review of the genus, a survey of Dendrobium evolution and distribution, more than 600 color photos, and a bibliography with more than 900 entries, this is the ultimate resource on the genus.
Orchid enthusiasts finally have the ultimate resource on Dendrobium. This exhaustive account includes descriptions of 650 species in the genus including habits and flowering biology, a bibliography with more than 900 entries, and more than 600 color photos of these beloved and popular orchids.
About the Author
Howard Wood is a research associate in the botanical department of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. He has spent more than 25 years growing dendrobiums, observing them, and researching all aspects of the plants. He has published more than 20 scholarly articles on orchids, which are a lifelong passion. In previous years, his personal garden contained more than 100 genera and 1500 kinds of orchids. He has grown more than 350 species of Dendrobium in his own garden, and has traveled to the far reaches of the globe to seek them out in their natural habitats. Prior to his work in botanical research, he was a psychiatrist for nearly 50 years in Haverford, Pennsylvania.