Christenson devoted decades to the study of phalaenopsis
orchids, and his definitive work promises to enlighten aficionados. While Christenson's monograph takes the form of a scholarly study, its detailed breakdown of subspecies, extensive color photographs, and engaging plant descriptions should fascinate newcomers who purchase millions of these plants yearly. Committed hobbyists and professionals involved in breeding hybrids will also find a wealth of stimulating data to assist in the cultivation of these distinctive plants. Alice JoyceCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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"Research taxonomist Christenson offers a scientific understanding of these plants as well as hybridization and cultural tips."
, December 2, 2004 (Library Journal
"A long–needed revision of the genus Phalaenopsis
... Highly recommended."
, July 2001 (Choice
"[The author's] definitive work promises to enlighten aficionados ... A wealth of stimulating data to assist in the cultivation of these distinctive plants."
, January 1, 2001 (Booklist