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ISBN: 9625931562

ISBN13: 9789625931562

Tropical Orchids

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Tropical Orchids is the latest title in Periplus' series of Nature Guides, which cover diverse subjects of tropical flora and fauna. This volume is a handy field guide that provides an excellent introduction to over 120 exotic orchid species found in Southeast Asia, many unique to the region. Included are full-color photographs of their extraordinarily beautiful blooms and a wealth of expert botanical information. The photographs by David P. Banks,...

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An excellent guide for novice or expert

Tropical Orchids of Southeast Asia is an outstanding little book regardless of the level of expertise of the reader. It's strongest point has to be the 133 sharp, clean, color-saturated photographs of orchids in 17 genera, some of which are rarely, if ever, seen in other books. The text is brief, but packed with information about habit and habitat, which is so valuable to a grower. A three-page introduction encapsulates the basics of these intriguing plants, and a map on the back cover shows the area covered in the book.I rate this one four stars instead of five simply because I wanted more! Its 64 pages just weren't enough for me. This is one you want to own.
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