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Phalaenopsis: A Monograph

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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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Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great textbook on Phals. Will be especially useful when trying to determine the names of my "no-ID" phals. Also has very detailed, very specific cultivation needs for each subgenus and species.
Feb 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-on-orchids
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.
Elena Gaillard
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: orchids
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.
Dec 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Another must have for phal growers
Zawn V
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horticulture, science
This is a highly technical book that is definitely not for beginners. If you want an excellent grasp on orchid taxonomy and history, though, look no further.
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