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Phalaenopsis: A Monograph
Without a doubt, the most widely grown orchids in the world are the species and hybrids of Phalaenopsis, the "moth orchids." Since their discovery by western botanists in the 18th century, phalaenopsis were considered aristocrats even among orchids and were eagerly sought out by the most discerning — and wealthy — of collectors. With advances in orchid propagation and ...more
Hardcover, 394 pages
Published February 23rd 2001 by Timber Press
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Excellent! If you love the species phals, you will find this text indispensable. All the species are listed, along with their origins, growing conditions and particulars, descriptions, all the pariculars. Well worth tracking it down.
Though technical in nature, this excellent book by the late Dr. Christenson was many people's first exposure to many increasingly popular Phal species. Controversially it's the book that eliminated the genus Doritis...whether you agree or not, it's worth reading the explanations.