Orchids by David P. Banks
Orchids provides a rare opportunity to learn all there is to know about the many orchid hybrids and species that exist, so that readers can make informed decisions as to which ones they grow themselves. Orchids are complex plants that rely on exact climatic requirements to grow well. In order to cultivate them successfully, it is essential to understand how they grow in the wild. Thorough in its approach, this book explains exactly what an orchid is, how it differs from other plants and offers a full listing of names and classifications for both species and hybrids. A colourful account of the history of orchid cultivation is followed by an in-depth study of their geographical distribution, natural habitat and climate.