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Dendrobium and Its Relatives Paperback – Illustrated, May 1, 2006

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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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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: 11 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,101,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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This is a good book on Dendrobium species,it tells you the name of the orchid,where is originated if its warm,cool or intermediate orchid and it gives you the history on orchids very interesting.
I would recommend this book.
My first order of this book was lost, I contacted Amazon help and within a week I receive my book.
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By nirvana on December 6, 2012
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Growing orchids is one of my passions and believe that more information from various sources only makes me better. With that said, in my collection there are only two Dendrobiums. This book has good basic information for anyone interested in them. I would recommend this book for beginners.
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