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Angraecoid Orchids: Species from the African Region Hardcover – Illustrated, August 1, 2006

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The authors know the angraecoid orchids well, both in cultivation and the wild, and this knowledge has led to an authoritative account of these interesting plants. -- Isobyl la Croix Orchid Review 20061101

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This illustrated account of the 690 angraecoid orchid species reflects the authors' close observation of living plants and offers precise ecological information on individual plants. Exquisite photographs and illustrations complement the authoritative text.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated; 1St Edition edition (August 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881927880
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881927887
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,561,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By HJ VENTER on August 15, 2007
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At last, a more recent revision of this group of orchids, incorporating numerous changes that have occured since the last major work by Hillerman.
The descriptions are accurate and comprehensive, with cultural advice etc. This book is a must-have as a refernce work and general addition to any good orchid library. My only negative impression was that there were a number of species with no line drawings or photos - I always find that a book with a larger variety of pictures of the species is of greater use to the general orchid grower. Nevertheless - this is a book any orchid grower must have, especially as it covers a large selection of these wonderful African Orchids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Agatha Francis on January 11, 2007
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I found this text to be most informative and easy to read and to understand. The layout was logical. For a grower relatively new to this genera the insights provided by Joyce Stewart helped me understand the limitations that my growing conditions place on successful culture of this group.

I believe that any serious grower of orchids would find this a welcome addition to thier reference library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin Schorr on January 4, 2007
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I love flowers with green and white colours; of course the angraecoid orchids have to be one of my favourites. It was a more than positive surprise to see the pictures of Bob Campbell: I never have seen more perfect pictures on orchids. The whole book is monographically organised, a well of information on morphology and ecology of the species, and with a lot of information on culivation of the species. Great!
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Before I browsed this book, I only knew Ang.sesquipedale, the Star of Bethlehem, which is a huge orchid. When I got the book, I was surprised that there are so many species of Angraecoid orchids!!

Recently, I start to collect these orchids from a flora market and stories online in my country. I love the mini orchids such as Aerangis fastuosa, Angraecum didieri, and Jumellea confusa. I hope that I can get Mystacidium capense, which is a robust native to South Africa and I heard that it prefers to habit on orange trees so farmers hate it!! I wish people can help this lovely orchid and orchid traders can import it to my country.

There is a beautiful orchid not included in this book is Polyradicion lindenii, the Ghost orchid, which is famous for the book, Orchid Thief. This orchid is a native to Florida Everglades. I was crazy about this beauty. Because it is not an African orchid, the authors lost it. What a pity it is!!
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By Victor Quinlan on October 8, 2013
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Any one interested in growing African region, including Madagascar orchids will find this to be probably the most comprehensive and informative reference book available. At the price it is amazing value.
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This book contains almost no information if you're looking for culture tips for growing angraecoids. I was very disappointed. I was expecting something as good as Dendrobium and their Relatives. This book is not that. Skip it unless you need a doorstop.
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This is also one of a few books on the Beauty of Africa, Angraecums. I like this book not only the lovely pictures but the information I got from it.
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