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(Cattleyas and Their Relatives: Vol. 3, Schomburgkia, Sophronitis, and Other South American Genera
(Cattleyas and Their Relatives: Vol. 3, Schomburgkia, Sophronitis, and Other South American Genera Carl L. Withner 0881922692 9780881922691 This is the third volume in a landmark series of six books devoted to the genera of the Cattleya alliance. Car
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(Cattleyas and Their Relatives: Vol. 3, Schomburgkia, Sophronitis, and Other South American Genera by Carl L. Withner

This is the third volume in a landmark series of six books devoted to the genera of the Cattleya alliance. Carl Withners extensive experience, study, and research give readers access to an unparalleled range of information about appearance, growth habit, incidence, and cultivation of each species he describes. In addition to his considerable expertise, Dr. Withner brings clarity, precision, order, and enthusiasm to the complexities the genera present. The clear and detailed text is supported by photographs, type illustrations, and diagrams. Some species are illustrated here for the first time, and of special note is the reproduction of one of artist Margaret Mees unpublished paintings of Sophronitis. Volume III presents information of Schomburgkia and Sophronitis, along with twelve other Brazilian and South American genera. With increasing interest in habitat survival and in the conservation of all species. avid orchid hobbyist wish to see and know more about the lesser-known taxa. The general run of taxa in this volume is not to be found in ordinary orchid books and will be great interest to enthusiasts. Useful both as botanical and a horticultural reference, this is the most complete and up-to-date work on the genera included. Writing in the American Orchid Society Bulletin, Rebecca Northen said of the first volume This is a book for all time. It and the five volumes to follow will form a grand addition to orchid libraries...(a) source of information for years to come.

Author: Carl L. Withner

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated

Publication Date: 1993-12-01

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