Orchids represent probably the largest of all flowering plantfamilies on Earth and are renowned the world over for theirexquisite flowers. Their remarkable blooms occur in all manner ofsize and shape, and orchid flowers range from some of the smallestand most diminutive in the plant kingdom to some of the largestand most flamboyant. Historically, the most popular orchids incultivation have been those with large, showy flowers, however asignificant proportion of known orchid species are far smaller.Within this group lie the true jewels of the orchid family, theminiature orchid species, which can produce some of the mostunusual and often spectacular flowers of all. This two volumework, A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species, presents a richlyillustrated insight into the very finest epiphytic and lithophyticminiature orchids currently in cultivation, focusing not only onthose species with remarkable flowers, but also the many speciesthat are grown for their striking leaf and plant forms.Produced with both novices and experts in mind, this exhaustiveand accessibly written work features individual entries for over500 different species across more than 120 genera. Each speciesentry includes nomenclatural and etymological information, as wellas cultivation guidance and notes about habitat, conservationstatus and similarities to other orchids. The species entries alsoincorporate newly published taxonomic data that is also reflectedin the extensive cross-index of orchid names and synonyms, and allspecies are generously represented with numerous photographs,including images of other species with which they are easilyconfused.
Excellent, profusely illustrated guide describes hundreds of species. Complete advice for growing, treating diseases, etc. Over 90 color and 187 black-and-white photographs.
Author: Mary E. Gerritsen
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
For the indoor plant hobbyist, intermediate orchid grower, or anyone simply "mad about masdevallias," this is a first complete reference to these collectible orchids. An inspiring tribute to their beauty and a practical guide to their care, the book offers detailed advice on all aspects of culture. For those enthusiasts who are up to a challenge, chapters on propagating, showing, and registering masdevallias are also included.
The Genus Paphiopedilum
Author: Guido J. Braem, Charles O. Baker, Margaret L. Baker
The Orchid Hunter
Author: Leif Bersweden
Publisher: Short Books
In the summer after leaving school, a young botanist sets out to fulfil a childhood dream - to find every species of orchid native to the British Isles... He has just a few months to complete his quest - no one has ever done it before - and it will require ingenuity, stamina and a large dose of luck. Like Two Owls at Eton and My Family and Other Animals, this is a charming, witty account of a precocious adolescent's obsession with the natural world. As he battles the vagaries of the British climate in his clapped-out van, feverishly chasing each emerging bloom, Leif Bersweden takes the reader on a remarkable botanical journey. This study of the 52 native species is a fantastic gateway into the compendious world of orchids - one that will open your eyes to the rare hidden delights to be found on hilltops and riverbanks, in woodland, marsh and field.
Orchids of Greece
Author: Nikos Petrou, Maria Petrou, Marios Giannakoulias
The Orchid Book
Author: J. Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The rich and often bizarre variety of form exhibited by orchids has long provided a fascination for amateur and professional botanists alike. Once seen as a hobby exclusively for the rich, the cultivation of orchids is now widespread and the need for an accurate and simple guide to the identification of species in cultivation has become apparent. This book aims to fulfill that need by providing botanically correct, yet easily accessible information about this unique and exceptionally diverse group of plants. The main part of the book is based on the text of the family Orchidaceae published in the second volume of The European Garden Flora, with the information fully updated and displayed in a revised format. Simple keys to the genera and to the species allow access to descriptions of 900 individual species which also include references to published illustrations and other useful information. Numerous line drawings of diagnostic features help to make the keys and descriptions easy to understand and use. A brief introduction covers the structural features of orchids important in identification, and gives some information on cultivation and a list of general references.
Author: Steven A. Frowine
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Some of the most intriguing orchids are those classified as miniatures — plants that range from just an inch or two in height to a maximum of 12 inches. Steven Frowine profiles more than 300 of these gems, including representatives of some of the most popular genera. Entries include information on the plant's geographic or hybrid origin; details about the flowers; bloom season; mature size and habit; ease of culture; light and temperature requirements; recommended potting medium; history; and tips for success. The author's high-quality photographs make identification a snap and provide welcome help when you're selecting plants for your collection.
The Genus Cymbidium
Author: David Du Puy, Phillip Cribb
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
This, the first major work on Cymbidium, since theauthors’ classic work published in 1988, is acompletely new treatment covering all current known species. Their biology, a usableclassification consistent with the latest moleculartechniques, evolution, ecology, distribution andcultivation are all carefully explored. With over 200 maps, photographs and paintings.
Author: Steven A. Frowine
Publisher: Timber Press
With their refined beauty and elegant flower form, moth orchids (members of the genus Phalaenopsis are the basic black of the orchid world. In fact, moth orchids are the most popular orchids in the world, accounting for a staggering 75 percent of all orchid plant sales. More than merely beautiful, they are also among the easiest orchids to grow, whether in greenhouses, on windowsills, or under artificial lights. Professional horticulturalist and orchid expert Steven A. Frowine, author of Miniature Orchids, focuses on the new orchid stars while also providing a detailed look at the classic hybrids and species. Readers will be enticed by the book's lavish color photographs and gratified by the wealth of practical advice on selecting and buying moth orchids. Most importantly, Frowine shares his secrets on how these glorious plants can be grown to perfection, with recommendations about light levels, potting media, watering, and feeding.
Author: Ajai Kumar Tiwari, Ramesh Kumar (Professor of floriculture and landscaping)
Orchids are widely considered to be the most highly evolved of all flowering plants. They are amongst the most beautiful flowers of the entire plant kingdom, combining exotic looks with a diverse set of characteristics. Orchid plants are capable of growing indoors and outdoors, and are no doubt unique difficult to grow successfully. Among flower crops, orchids play a key role in Indian floral economy as they share sizeable export. The vast area and the varied agro-climatic conditions of our country, ranging from tropical to temperate region make possible to grow all kinds of orchids. In this context, a need of simple book on recent advances in cultivation and management of orchid is highly demanded by students of Horticulture & Forestry and florists of India. Thus, this book is brought about mainly to fulfil the above requirement and is also the outcome of our teaching, research and field experiences of several years. Orchid's morphology, propagation methods, cultivation, breeding, post harvest management, diseases and insect pest management describes in details in this book.
Orchids of Jamaica
Author: Ancile Gloudon, Cicely Tobisch
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
A comprehensive and extensively illustrated account of orchid genera to date. Its concise entries provide details of nomenclature, classification, original publication, etymology, and geographic range, along with a brief description and color images of representative flowers.