In Lavarack's lavishly illustrated guide, gardeners at all levels who wish to successfully grow dendrobium orchids and related plants will be pleased to find information on more than 400 species. The book's contributors offer valuable background by pointing out threatened and widespread species, discussing nomenclature, and pondering the origins of plants and their uses. An overview of plant habitats provides a compelling context for the book's encyclopedic listing of species. In the world of horticulture, the popular dendrobiums are well served by this beautifully produced new resource. Alice Joyce
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"The popular dendrobiums are well served by this beautifully produced new resource." -- Booklist, January 2001
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"This well-organized and attractive book...discusses classification and nomenclature, distribution and origins, conservation, culture, and artificial hybrids." -- Library Journal, December 2004