300 pages, 149 col photos, 2 b/w photos, 32 illus, 2 maps
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.
Masdevallias is a rich and rewarding literary meal, delightful in taste and graced with good nutrition ... Do not let this jewel go unnoticed. Boox Review 20051118 The experienced and knowledgeable coauthors (both are independent scholars) have provided the first comprehensive book on this genus of Central and South American orchids. -- L. G. Kavaljian Choice 20060301 Mary Gerritsen and Ron Parsons give this beautiful genus its well-deserved moment in the sun. -- Jerry Parsons Pacific Horticulture 20060501 This book could easily serve as a coffee table book to 'wow' friends. Sida, Contributions to Botany 20050101 A jewel: an important contribution to orchid literature and an invaluable guide to anyone interested in the genus. To have all of this material in one volume is a treasure. I enthusiastically recommend it. -- Marguerite Webb Orchids 20060501 The first complete reference of Masdevallia orchids ever published. -- Pauline Keegan Hobby Greenhouse 20060701
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Mary E. Gerritsen, Ph.D., has worked in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries for more than 25 years. She lives in San Mateo, California (USA). Ron Parsons, a life-long San Francisco, California (USA) resident, has been growing orchids for more than three decades and photographing them for nearly as long.