The Little Book of Orchids

The Little Book of Orchids

Author: Mark Chase

Publisher: Ivy Press

ISBN: 9780711253940

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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Orchids are elegant, exotic and mysterious. Discover 75 amazing examples in this beautiful little book. One in every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid, and they have been around since the dinosaurs. These popular and fascinating plants have evolved to thrive in a wide variety of habitats, and come in a huge array of colours and designs – developed to ensure they are pollinated, and thus survive. Using beautifully coloured engravings, this book showcases a select few from this remarkable plant family. Featuring showy species, such as the Queen of Sheba and the spectacular big lip, as well as those with delicate petals, such as the royal butterfly and the felt orchid, this book illustrates the startling hues and striking forms that make orchids such popular plants. Ingenious flowers abound, with the vampire dragon, monkey-face and black fiddle orchids providing dramatic blooms, while several species, such as the bee orchid, are masters of mimicry, designed to fool insects into thinking they have found a mate. Get to know these fabulous flowers in this handy little book.
The Little Book of Orchids
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Mark Chase, Maarten Christenhusz, Tom MIrenda
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-26 - Publisher: Ivy Press

Orchids are elegant, exotic and mysterious. Discover 75 amazing examples in this beautiful little book. One in every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid, and they have been around since the dinosaurs. These popular and fascinating plants have evolved to thrive in a wide variety of habitats, and
Little Book of Australian Orchids
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: National Library of Australia
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-01 - Publisher: National Library of Australia

Orchid and flower art enthusiasts will love the last addition to the National Library of Australia’s popular ‘Little Books’ series. Little Book of Australian Orchids is a delightful pairing of orchid images, from the Library’s collections, with Australian poetry. In the hands of artists such as Ellis Rowan, Robert David
Wild Orchids of Texas
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Joe Liggio, Ann Orto Liggio
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-22 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

From the East Texas swamps and forests to the Edwards Plateau canyons and the Trans-Pecos mountains, Texas hosts a surprising number of native orchids. Their exquisite beauty endears them to everyone from wildflower lovers to professional botanists and conservationists. This beautifully illustrated book presents all 54 wild orchids of Texas.
RHS Little Book of Happy Houseplants
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Holly Farrell
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-05 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Growing indoors has never been easier or more fun. Become a star gardener without leaving your home with this beginner's guide to houseplants for the whole family. Whatever the size of your home, and even if you don't have much spare time on your hands, house plants are an exciting
Orchid Biology: Reviews and Perspectives X
Language: en
Pages: 446
Authors: Tiiu Kull, J. Arditti, Sek Man Wong
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-21 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

As stated many times before the purpose of Orchid Biology, Reviews and Perspectives (OB) is to present reviews on all aspects of orchids. The aim is not to balance every volume, but to make a balanced and wide ranging presentation of orchids in the series as a whole. The chapters