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SAOS Library - Field Guides and Encyclopedias

Botanica's Orchids
 

Botanica's Orchids
Bill Lavarak and Wayne Harris
All the species and varieties of orchids are carefully detailed and categorized in this comprehensive guide. Over 2,500 color photographs capture the beauty of the over 1,200 varieties of orchids listed. Complete with a reference table and glossary.


Guide to Orchids
 

Guide to Orchids
Simon and Schuster Guide
Brimming with intriguing and practical details and illustrated with 250 beautiful color photos, this book provides everything the enthusiast needs to know about this most colorful and elegant blossom.


Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids
 

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids
Alec Pridgeon
This large volume encompasses a wide spectrum of orchid genera and species. The introductory section features a number of pertinent topics: orchid habitats, distribution, classification, hybrids, pollination, cultivation and conservation. The alphabetical "Orchids A-Z" section includes descriptions, taxonomy, currently accepted names and synonyms, geographic distribution, notes on culture and hundreds of color photographs of the best-known species in cultivation.



Native Orchids of Florida
 

The Native Orchids of Florida
Carlyle A. Luer
102 species of orchids reported as occurring within Florida are listed. There are 97 color plates with lots of black-and-white illustrations.


New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation
 

The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation
Isobyl LaCroix
1500 orchid species are profiled in this encyclopedia. These plants are illustrated with over 1000 photographs. The cultivation advice includes information about the orchid's native habitat, including elevation, geography, and climate. The author has brought all orchid names up-to-date to reflect the latest scientific thinking and taxonomy.


Wild Orchids of Florida
 

Wild Orchids of Florida
Paul Martin Brown
With its comprehensive yet easy-to-follow treatment, Wild Orchids of Florida remains the essential field companion for professional botanists, native plant enthusiasts, nature lovers, or anyone who wants to learn more about what’s growing out in the wilds of Florida.


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