288 pages, 450 color photos, 10 color maps, 12 tables
Dendrobium is an enormous orchid genus of more than 1000 species native to south Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and Oceania. They are highly popular among orchid growers for their beauty and diversity. This study by three plant scientists who are also active orchid growers presents more than 400 of the species, all illustrated with color photographs. Almost all the horticulturally popular species are included, along with some lesser-known but spectacular species recently discovered in the highlands of New Guinea that are likely to become popular in the future.
This is an excellent book for all tastes. -- Jack Webster Orchidacea 20010313 Balance is the key to their presentation, which pleases artistic sensibilities as it educates. This book truly belongs in the hands of flower lovers. -- Mary Ellen Snodgrass American Reference Books Annual 20010424 Timber Press has again done well in the addition of books on specific orchid groups at an affordable price! -- Yoneo Sagawa Hawaii Orchid Journal 20010307 The illustrations and maps in Part One as well as those of the individual species in Part Two are spectacular and well done. -- Yoneo Sagawa HortScience 20010201 Well-written ... I was particularly impressed with the detail provided for artificial propagation (flasking) of orchid seeds. Plant Systematics and Evolution 20010629 The text is written with scientist, horticulturist, commercial grower, and hobbyist in mind. Timber Press has produced another excellent book to add to their rapidly growing collection of titles on orchids. The Price is affordable! HortScience 20010213 Dendrobium and Its Relatives describes this colorful group in a way that will appeal to hobby growers and scientists alike. Biology Digest 20010101 This beautifully put-together book will open your eyes to the world of dendrobiums. Hawaii Horticulture 20001212 Lavarack and colleagues bring a wealth of experience to this well-written survey...This highly recommended book is an important addition to the orchid literature... -- L. G. Kavaljian Science and Technology 20010322 If you are a fan of the Dendrobium family, this is the book for you to own. Bella Online 20010327 I don't know how an orchid grower could possibly resist purchasing this book.I can't possibly say enough about this book without using too many superlatives. Buy it as soon as possible. You won't be disappointed. -- Diana Pederson Suite101.com 20010525 The popular dendrobiums are well served by this beautifully produced new resource. Booklist 20010101 This well-organized and attractive book by three Australian orchid experts discusses classification and nomenclature, distribution and origins, conservation, culture, and artificial hybrids. Library Journal 20041202 Throughout the book, the depth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm of the authors is always apparent and this is enhanced by the excellent photographs. -- David Menzies Orchids 20050312
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