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Ultimate Orchid

A celebration of the world's most fascinating flower. No other group of flowers captures the imagination like orchids. Found worldwide in nature, and grown by hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts, orchids have lured explorers into remote lands, inspired philosophers and artists, and provided the raw material for big business, plant breeders, and home gardeners of every stripe. Ultimate Orchid presents these magical plants in all of their splendor and diversity. In-depth coverage. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and the American Orchid Society, Ultimate Orchid includes more than 400 dazzling full-color photographs that present a cross-section of the orchid world. The authoritative text contains essential facts and interesting details for all of the major orchid groups. Beginners and seasoned fanciers alike will find inspiring and useful information throughout the book. A complete guide. In addition to the detailed, illustrated profiles of more than 350 orchid varieties, Ultimate Orchid includes special sections on the following: orchids in history, what makes a flower an orchid, how orchids are classified, conserving orchids in the wild, cultivating orchids at home, orchid shows and awards, and orchid collectibles. Ultimate Orchid is the ultimate guide to orchids in all their glory.

Author: Thomas J. Sheehan, The Smithsonian Institution
Pages: 160 pages
Format: PDF
Size: 15.67 Mb

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