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Angraecoid Orchids: Species from the African Region Hardcover – Illustrated, August 1, 2006
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The authors know the angraecoid orchids well, both in cultivation and the wild, and this knowledge has led to an authoritative account of these interesting plants. -- Isobyl la Croix Orchid Review 20061101
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This illustrated account of the 690 angraecoid orchid species reflects the authors' close observation of living plants and offers precise ecological information on individual plants. Exquisite photographs and illustrations complement the authoritative text.
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Recently, I start to collect these orchids from a flora market and stories online in my country. I love the mini orchids such as Aerangis fastuosa, Angraecum didieri, and Jumellea confusa. I hope that I can get Mystacidium capense, which is a robust native to South Africa and I heard that it prefers to habit on orange trees so farmers hate it!! I wish people can help this lovely orchid and orchid traders can import it to my country.
There is a beautiful orchid not included in this book is Polyradicion lindenii, the Ghost orchid, which is famous for the book, Orchid Thief. This orchid is a native to Florida Everglades. I was crazy about this beauty. Because it is not an African orchid, the authors lost it. What a pity it is!!
The descriptions are accurate and comprehensive, with cultural advice etc. This book is a must-have as a refernce work and general addition to any good orchid library. My only negative impression was that there were a number of species with no line drawings or photos - I always find that a book with a larger variety of pictures of the species is of greater use to the general orchid grower. Nevertheless - this is a book any orchid grower must have, especially as it covers a large selection of these wonderful African Orchids.