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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated; First Thus edition (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881928054
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881928051
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,553,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

"This well-organized and attractive book...discusses classification and nomenclature, distribution and origins, conservation, culture, and artificial hybrids." -- Library Journal, December 2004

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Can be a great coffee table book as well.
James M. Robers
At my opinion, it is the most best organised book on the Dendrobiums presently on market.
Martin Schorr
I would recommend this book for beginners.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By K. Stewart on November 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book covers every aspect of Dendrobium culture, from the plant origins, biology, conservation, cultivation and hybridization.
The chapter on cultivation goes into great detail about growing Dendrobiums from seed including flasking and caring for the seedlings.
Approximately 175 pages are then devoted to photos and detailed information on 413 species of Dendrobium.
The Dendrobium family is very large and hard to generalize, making this book a big help in locating information about your specific orchids.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By James M. Robers on December 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Having grown orchids for more than 20 years, this book is outstanding in it's treatment of the genus Dendrobium. There are lots of superb features which are helpful the novice and the scientist. Particularly useful are the tables denoting geographic distribution, sectional division of like-groups of Dendrobs, and individual color-plates with information on hundreds of plants.
Must have for any serious grower. Can be a great coffee table book as well. Why did I just by one for a gift?... James Roberts --- Roberts Orchids
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By cichlidae on July 29, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I am an avid Dendrobium orchid grower.
Absolutely love this book, there are few orchids books around that go this indepth into any genera of orchid keeping. It's good to see a detailed book which give plenty of cultural information on each species. I particularly liked the descriptions of the natural growing environments, it helps me with their cultural requirements so I can grow them in my glass house.
This one is a most own book for any Dendrobium grower or any orchid show judge.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lorna on October 6, 2009
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This is definitely one of the best books I have read on Dendrobiums (I've been growing orchids for 20 years). It is written in a clear, easy to understand manner in an "easy to read" style. Part 1 covers classification, distribution and origins, traditional uses, ecology, cultivation and artificial hybrids. Part 2 describes over 400 species each of which is shown in full colour and includes information on where the orchid is found in its natural environment and how to cultivate it out of that environment.

I believe this book will appeal to everyone who grows these fabulous plants whether they are new to the hobby or experienced growers.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Frankie Handoyo on September 9, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book really help me to identify Dendrobium species and its relative like Epigenium and Flickengeria, almost all popular Dendrobium species from India, S.E Asia and some Pacific island included. Good color plate and description about plant origins and distribution. A must have book for Orchid lover.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Martin Schorr on January 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a really great authoritive book with plenty of information on the genus and a lot of informative pictures. At my opinion, it is the most best organised book on the Dendrobiums presently on market.
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By John Muddiman on February 27, 2014
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Lovely book,well written,lots of information for the professional and amateur alike.Layout is excellent,first class photographs and descriptions.Very highly recommended book.
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By A Guy on March 3, 2013
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...for anyone interested in this orchid family. First read it in the library and decided I'd like to own it. Found it on Amazon for a very attractive price.
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