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Siegerist, Emily -  Bulbophyllums and Their Allies
Brief introductory chapters cover their history and classification and cultivation before going on to describe the plants in a fair amount of detail. Cirrhopetalum and other allied genera are also covered to the same degree. 44 pages of colour photos. 2001 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 251 pages
 
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Hermans, Du Puy,Cribb and Bosser -  Orchids of Madagascar Second Edition
Concise descriptions are supplemented with 64 plates of colour photos illustrate 250 species along with line drawings of new species. Extensive bibliography. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 398 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Genus Cypripedium'Cribb -  The Genus Cypripedium
A classic book on these popular hardy orchids by a renowned author, which covers their history, morphology, ecology etc as well as their cultivation before going through each of the then recognised species. Well illustrated with 26 full page reproductions of botanic art plates by a number of artists, and 98 colour photos. 1997 9 ¼ 6 301 pages plus 27 pages of colour photos and 26 pages of colour plates.
 
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View larger image of 'Orchids of Australia'Riley & Banks -  Orchids of Australia
150 species of Australian Orchids are detailed on one page, giving distribution, habitat conservation status along with general comments, but the main element are the botanical illustrations on the opposite page, which show the plant as a whole along with many more detailed illustrations. 2002 13 x 8 ¾ 308 pages.
 
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View larger image of 'Angraecoid Orchids - Species from the African Region'Stewart, Hermans & Campbell -  Angraecoid Orchids - Species from the African Region
An authoritative account of these plants, which looks at their botany, cultivation, and in detail at their classification with descriptions and colour photos. 2006 10 ½ x 7 ½ 431 pages
 
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Rentoul, J N -  Growing Orchids - The Hybrid Story
The last book in the series from this noted Australian grower, this book looks at the history of the hybrids which have been produced over the year, and provides pedigrees for many plants. 74 pages of colour photos. 1991 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 200 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Classic Cattleyas'Chadwick & Chadwick -  The Classic Cattleyas
Written by a father and son team, who are well known in the American society and now run a nursery, this book describes the larger flowered species and cultivars, how to cultivate them and future hybridising possibilities. 2006 10 ¾ x 7 ½ 251 pages
 
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Webster, Patsy -  The Orchid Genus Book
An attempt by an amateur to make sense of the Orchid family, its classification and cross references to the sources of information available. Whilst technical, it is written for the enthusiast non technical person. 1992 11 x 8 ½ approx 200 pages
 
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Hsiang, Rue-Chih -  Phalaenopsis Superior Parentages
A wonderful colour photo gallery of the best species and cultivars to use in breeding programmes. Text English and Chinese. 1987 11 ¾ x 8 ½ 332 pages
 
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Gentry -  Agaves of Continental North America
The classic book on the subject which describes the plants in great detail. Numerous B&W photos, sketches and maps, and just the one colour photo. 1982 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 670 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Southern African Plectranthus - and the art of turning shade to glade'van Jaarsveld & Thomas (illustrations) -  The Southern African Plectranthus - and the art of turning shade to glade
Following on from his first book on these plants 20 years ago, this is everything you’d hope from this well known botanist. It covers the history of their discovery and cultivation, his hunting for them in their natural habitats, garden uses in suitable climates, hybrids, distribution and ecology before going on to describe each of the 55 known and accepted SA species (and a couple of other) each illustrated with colour photos and a full page botanical illustration by Vicky Thomas. Maybe not the most popular of plants, but Fernwood Press have produced a book that will be enjoyed by many who haven’t previously been captivated by them. 2006 12 x 9 ¼ 176 pages
 
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Koopowitz -  Orchids & their Conservation
An overview of the biology, ecology, distribution, destruction and conservation of orchids across the world. 2001 10 x 7 ½ 176 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Dendrobium & its relatives'Lavarack, Harris & Stocker -  Dendrobium & its relatives
The first part of this book looks at the classification, evolution, ecology and cultivation of the plants, whilst the second part describes and illustrates over 400 species, including at least one in each of the 48 subgroups of Dendrobium, including the most popular as well as l1672 known species. 2000 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 287 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Growing Orchids in your Garden'Friend -  Growing Orchids in your Garden
Covers all possible aspects, from tropical to temperate gardens, growing in the ground, pots or epiphytically and well illustrated with colour photos. Written by a long time orchid enthusiast who has travelled the world with his interest. 2004 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 218 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Orchids'Griffiths, Mark -  Orchids
Telling the history of the introduction of exotic Orchids to cultivation, this is a substantial book sumptuously illustrated with large (many full or near full page) reproduction of the paintings commissioned by the RHS since 1897 of their award winning plants. 2002 12 ¾ x 11 336 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Flora's Orchids'Nash & La Croix -  Flora's Orchids
A beautiful overview of the family which explains what an orchid is, and then goes through 1500 species with descriptions, all well illustrated with over 1500 good colour photos. In slip case. 2005 12 x 9 ¼ 368 pages
 
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Stewart, Joyce -  Orchids
A good introductory book which covers the basics of cultivation, and helps with the selection of what to grow. Well illustrated with colour photos. Revised 2000 edition (original edition 1988). 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 124 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Vandas and Ascocendas and Their Combinations with Other Genera'Grove, David -  Vandas and Ascocendas and Their Combinations with Other Genera
Looks at the many hybrids that have been produced within this group of orchids, from the history of their production through the theory of their hybridisation and the criteria for the desired floral outcome. 1995 10 ½ x 7 ½ 241 pages plus 40 pages of colour photos and watercolours.
 
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View larger image of 'A Very Victorian Passion - The Orchid Paintings of John Day'Cribb & Tibbs -  A Very Victorian Passion - The Orchid Paintings of John Day
Based on the wonderful watercolour paintings by John Day, a Victorian collector of Orchids who painted not just his own plants but those from other collections at a time when many of these plants were being introduced to cultivation. The illustrations are supplemented with information on the plants by two well known orchid experts making the book not just an attractive album for those who enjoy botanic art but also useful to Orchid growers. 2004 8 ½ x 12 464 pages
 
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View larger image of 'An Illustrated Survey of Orchid Genera'Sheehan, Tom & Marion -  An Illustrated Survey of Orchid Genera
The magnificent culmination of 25 years work, this book covers over 150 genera. Each is given a full page of description, distribution, cultivation etc, and opposite a full page of botanical drawings of a specie beautifully painted by Marion. A brief introduction covers the overall picture on Orchids. 1994 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 421 pages
 
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View larger image of 'A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina'James D. Mauseth, Roberto Kiesling & Carlos Ostolaza -  A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina
Subtitled “Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina", this is the very readable account of the Authors’ travels through the countries searching for the plants, and giving interesting insights about them on the way. A remarkable book. 2002 Timber Press 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 306 pages
 
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Noble, Mary -  You can grow Cattleya Orchids
An introductory book covering the basics, with a number of B&W photos plus 6 pages of colour photos and 4 pages of beautiful colour paintings. 100 pages 9 x 6 1991
 
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View larger image of 'Native Cacti of California'Benson -  Native Cacti of California
Sixteen pages of colour photos, plus numerous B&W photos, sketches and maps etc make this a very detailed look at these plants. 1969 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 243 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Vandas'Motes -  Vandas
Covers the history, cultivation, hybrids etc of these beautiful plants. 140 pages plus 48 pages of well reproduced colour photos. 1997 9 ¼ x 6
 
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View larger image of 'The Orchid Paintings of Franz Bauer'Stewart & Stearn -  The Orchid Paintings of Franz Bauer
After an introductory section about Bauer, the first Kew Botanical Artist, and another on the structure and function of Orchid flowers, the main part of the book is 63 colour reproductions of almost all of his completed orchid paintings, mostly full page. 160 pages 1993 11 14/ x 8 ¾
 
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Benson -  Cactaceae, in Lundell, C. L., Flora of Texas 2(2).
Completes Benson's trilogy of regional cactus floras, prior to launching his magnum opus on the cacti of USA. 14 graphic botanical plates with analysis, 1969 10 x 7 97 pages
 
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Clayton, Dudley -  The Genus Coelogyne - a synopsis
The book tries to bring together all the information available on this widely distributed Asian genus and whilst it provides key and detailed descriptions it does try to do so in a way helpful to growers. 24 plates of colour photos. 2002 10 ¼ x 7 ½ 316 pages
 
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Arditti ed -  Orchid Biology - Reviews and Perspectives IV
This volume has articles on: Orchidology in Southeast Asia, Major Patterns and Processes in Orchid Evolution, Pollination in Orchis, Orchid Stomata, Velamen and Exodermis of Orchid Roots, Development of pollen etc in Orchids, Respiration in Orchids and Orchid diseases . 1987 10 ½ x 7 ½ 349 pages
 
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Arditti ed -  Orchid Biology - Reviews and Perspectives II
This volume has articles on: Reminiscences of an Orchid Search, Review of Orchid Flora of China, Orchid Mycorrhiza, Biology of orchids and Euglossine Bess, Carbon Fixation in Orchids, Mineral Nutrition of Orchids, Flower Induction and Physiology in Orchids and Orchid Seed Germination and Seedling Culture. 1982 10 ½ x 7 ½ 390 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Cape Orchids'Liltved and Johnson -  The Cape Orchids
A magnificent two volume production to do justice to the more than 20 years of research that has been done on these plants in their habitat. Significant introductory sections cover biomes, history of botanical exploration, Harry Bolus, morphology, inter-relationship with fire, pollination and hybridisation, and cultivation before going on to describe the genera and species which are divided between terrestrial and epiphytic. Accounts of people who have been significant contributors to the knowledge of these plants are also interspersed amongst the accounts. Very well illustrated with colour photos, many of a good size, and many colour reproductions of botanical illustrations. 2012 12 x 9 ½ 1022 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa'McMurtry, Grobler, Groble & Burns -  Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa
Starting by looking at their habitats, the book then goes on to give thumbnail descriptions of the genera to be found in the area. Each specie is given two pages, with description, distribution map, ecology and conservation status on one page with a series of colour photos on the opposite page showing overall form of the flower, close ups and variation. And added bonus is the 8 pages of colour botanical illustrations. 8 ½ x 6 484 pages
 
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Comber, J B -  Orchids of Java
A very brief introduction to the area and a key to the species precede the detailed species descriptions with colour photos. 1990 11 ¾ x 8 ½ 406 pages
 
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Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood -  Orchids of Borneo Volume 1
Provides an introduction to the series and covers 100 species mainly of horticulture importance with detailed descriptions, sketches and other information. 22 plates of colour photos. 1994 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 401 pages
 
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Cribb & Whistler -  Orchids of Samoa
The history of plant exploration in the region and its environments are first covered before keys to the plants and the detailed descriptions with sketches. 24 pages of colour photos. 1996 9 ½ x 6 141 pages
 
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Lewis & Cribb -  Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville
The history of plant exploration in the region and its environments are first covered before keys to the plants and the detailed descriptions with sketches. 16 pages of colour photos. 1991 9 ½ x 6 334 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Cattleyas and their Relatives: The Debateable Epidendrums'Withner & Harding -  The Cattleyas and their Relatives: The Debateable Epidendrums
A sequel to Withner’s six books on Cattleyas and their relatives, this volume looks at those species which have not yet been split off from the main genus, an gives what information is known about them and what still needs to be ascertained. 2004 10 ½ x 7 ½ 300 pages plus 40 pages of colour photos with 98 illustrations.
 
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Du Puy & Cribb -  The Genus Cymbidium
In the well known and successful Kew Botanical Magazine Monograph format, this book starts with sections on the plants botany, cultivation, taxonomy, hybridising etc before going on to describe the species along with other information, sketches, distribution maps , colour photos and botanic art. 2007 10 ¼ x 7 ½ 369 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Dendrobiums'Wood, Howard -  The Dendrobiums
Will there ever be a more comprehensive book on the Dendrobiums? This substantial book is the culmination of 50 years of Orchid growing, and 20 years to produce this book. It covers all you would wish to know, from their evolution, botany, habitats and cultivation through to their classification. 659 colour illustrations complete the feast. 2006 11 ¾ x 8 ½ 996 pages
 
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Wood, J J -  Orchids of Borneo volume 4
Covers a number of species to be found in the area, with detailed descriptions and botanical sketches and 25 plates of colour photos. Also includes errata and nomenclatural changes from the previous volumes and a revised classification scheme and new keys. 2003 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 314 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Orchids of Asia - 3rd expanded edition'Soon, Teoh Eng -  Orchids of Asia - 3rd expanded edition
A much expanded edition of a classic book which covers not only orchids native to Asia but also those which have been introduced. Over 500 good colour photos now enhance the book, along with sound cultivation advice. 2005 10 x 10 367 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Orchidelirium'Feinstein & Hesse -  Orchidelirium
An outsize volume of close up photos of Orchid flowers, taken by an accomplished photographer, allowing the details of the colouring and form of the flowers to be easily appreciated. There is a brief introduction to the book by Robert Hesse, otherwise it’s just the pictures with the plants name. 2007 13 ¼ x 11 ¼ 128 pages
 
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Lewis & Cribb -  Orchids of Vanuatu
The history of plant exploration in the region and its environments are first covered before keys to the plants and the detailed descriptions with sketches. 8 pages of colour photos. 1989 9 ½ x 6 171 pages
 
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View larger image of 'An Enthusiasm for Orchids'Alcock -  An Enthusiasm for Orchids
An account based upon species of Australian Orchids, this books looks at how plants have evolved and the amazing mechanisms that have developed to pollinate them. A fascinating read. 2006 8 ¾ x 6 ¼ 302 pages
 
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Vermeulen -  Orchids of Borneo volume 2
Covers the first 100 species of Bulbophyllum species to be found in the area, with detailed descriptions and botanical sketches and 19 plates of colour photos. 1991 10 ½ x 7 ½ 342 pages
 
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Keenan, Philip -  Wild Orchids across North America
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View larger image of 'Wild orchids of the Northeastern United States'Brown & Folsom -  Wild orchids of the Northeastern United States
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View larger image of 'Fragrant Orchids A Guide to Selecting, Growing, and Enjoying'Frowine, Steven -  Fragrant Orchids A Guide to Selecting, Growing, and Enjoying
Fragrance might not be an attribute we normally associate with orchids, but the author describes and illustrates with a colour photo 110 of the best and more easily available and amenable for cultivation. More than 450 species and hybrids are listed by attributes. 2005 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 200 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Huntleyas and Related Orchids'Harding, Patricia -  Huntleyas and Related Orchids
The first book to treat these attractive plants in such detail, it provides the grower with all the information they need to select which plants to grow – aided by 48 pages of colour photos - and how to grow them. 2008 10 ½ x 7 ½ 260 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Masdevallias - Gems of the Orchid World'Gerritsen & Parsons -  Masdevallias - Gems of the Orchid World
A comprehensive book on these striking Orchids, which starts with their history in cultivation, through botany, growing, propagation and hybridisation, showing, relates genera and their classification before describing selected species and hybrids, very well illustrated with colour photos. l 2005 10 ¼ x 7 ¾ 299 pages
 
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Hermjakob, Gerd -  Orchids of Greece and Cyprus
33 forms from those found native in the area are given brief descriptions and illustrated with good colour photos for the time of publication. 1974 10 ½ x 8 ¼ About 70 pages
 
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Steenbergh & Lowe -  Ecology of the Saguaro: II
A study of the reproduction, germination, establishment, growth, & survival of young saguaros. 99 illus, 1977 9 x 5 ¾ 242 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Cattleyas and their Relatives vol 6 - The South American Encyclia species'Withner -  The Cattleyas and their Relatives vol 6 - The South American Encyclia species
Whilst a somewhat technical book, there is plenty of readable information about these plants. 194 pages plus 28 pages of 72 colour photos. 2000 10 ½ x 7 ½
 
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Moriarty -  Outeniqua Tsisikamma & Eastern Little Karoo
No 2 in the South African Wild Flower Guides. After a brief introduction, about 80 composite colour plates of paintings illustrate numerous species along with a description. 206 pages 1982 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
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Kramer -  Botanical Orchids
This book concentrates on the species first introduced in to cultivation, rather than the later hybrids, and covers their botany, environment and cultivation before detailing with many attractive species, all well illustrated with sketches and many colour photos and pictures. 1998 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 222 pages
 
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View larger image of 'A Compendium of Miniature Orchids 2 volumes'Parsons & Gerritsen -  A Compendium of Miniature Orchids 2 volumes
This large and attractively produced book will probably be the last word on the subject! Full of information from these two well known experts plus many good sized colour photos. 2013 12 ¼ x 10 1188 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)70.00
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Rittershausen -  The Gardener's Guide to Growing Orchids
Covers all aspects of the plants and their uses, well illustrated with colour photos, and written by the people who have done so much to popularise them. 159 pages 2001 9 ¾ x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: American printing, identical to UK edition,  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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