Orchids of Asia

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Marshall Cavendish, 2005 - Orchid culture - 367 pages
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Orchids of Asia discusses the fundamental principles of cultivating orchids, from lowland species that are native to Asia to imported orchids that are now commonplace in nurseries and gardens throughout the region. The author, An expert grower and experienced judge, introduces the plant's natural habitats and growth requirements, particularly those that form the backbone of popular hybrids.
For the orchid grower, several chapters explain the practical aspects of orchid growing, including the eradication of diseases and pests. For the enthusiast, there are comprehensive chapters on hybridisation and a new chapter on orchid mutation - a brand new avenue for orchid growers and hybridisers alike. In addition, a well-illustrated chapter on the appreciation of orchid flowers gives insight into what constitutes and award-worthy orchid.
Lavishly illustrated with over 500 photographs, The orchid species in this new third edition span a century of orchid hybridisation in Asia.
  

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Orchids of Asia is an orchid classic. First published some 25 years ago, this book continues to receive accolades from many readers, among them renowned Orchid Society judges. Lavishly illustrated ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Preface to Third Edition
9
Preface to Second Edition
10
Preface to First Edition 1 Introduction
11
The Orchid Plant and Its Flowers
23
Life History of the Orchid
37
Sympodial Orchids
41
Monopodial Orchids
235
Hybrids
302
Colorama and Mutations
303
Standards of Quality
314
Control of Flowering
325
Diseases of Orchids
339
Handling Cut Flowers
351
Glossary
354
Selected Bibliography
356

Requirements of the Orchid Plant
249
Practical Aspects of Orchid Growing
261
Propagation
270

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