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 JoyceCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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"This well-organized and attractive book by three Australian orchid experts discusses classification and nomenclature, distribution and origins, conservation, culture, and artificial hybrids."—Library Journal, December 2, 2004 (Library Journal
"The popular dendrobiums are well served by this beautifully produced new resource."—Booklist, January 1, 2001 (Booklist
"Throughout the book, the depth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm of the authors is always apparent and this is enhanced by the excellent photographs."—David Menzies, Orchids, March 2005 (David Menzies Orchids