The Country Life Book of Orchids

Author(s): P. Francis Hunt; Mary Grierson

Botany | Secondhand

This book surveys most aspects of orchids, including their fascinating life histoy, the range of floral form found among the 18,000 species, their cultivation and place in folklore and even their unique promiscuity, generating thousands of hybrids. The colour plates by the former Official Botanical Artist at Kew, Mary Grierson, ware complemented by line drawings, photographs, diagrams and charts. An important feature is the listing of orchid genera, with their size and geographical distribution, classified according to a new hierarchy. 


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General Fields

  • : 9780600367529
  • : Country Life Books
  • : January 1978
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : P. Francis Hunt; Mary Grierson
  • : Hardback
  • : 584/.15
  • : 128