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Masdevallias: Gems of the Orchid World
     

Masdevallias: Gems of the Orchid World

by Mary E. Gerritsen, Ron Parsons
 

For the indoor plant hobbyist, intermediate orchid grower, or anyone simply "mad about masdevallias," this is a first complete reference to these collectible orchids. An inspiring tribute to their beauty and a practical guide to their care, the book offers detailed advice on all aspects of culture. For those enthusiasts who are up to a challenge, chapters on

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For the indoor plant hobbyist, intermediate orchid grower, or anyone simply "mad about masdevallias," this is a first complete reference to these collectible orchids. An inspiring tribute to their beauty and a practical guide to their care, the book offers detailed advice on all aspects of culture. For those enthusiasts who are up to a challenge, chapters on propagating, showing, and registering masdevallias are also included.

Editorial Reviews

Pacific Horticulture
"Mary Gerritsen and Ron Parsons give this beautiful genus its well-deserved moment in the sun."

—Jerry Parsons, Pacific Horticulture, May/June 2006

Choice
"The experienced and knowledgeable coauthors (both are independent scholars) have provided the first comprehensive book on this genus of Central and South American orchids."

—L. G. Kavaljian, Choice, March 2006

Hobby Greenhouse
"The first complete reference of Masdevallia orchids ever published."

—Pauline Keegan, Hobby Greenhouse, Summer 2006

From the Publisher

“The experienced and knowledgeable coauthors (both are independent scholars) have provided the first comprehensive book on this genus of Central and South American orchids.” —Choice

“Mary Gerritsen and Ron Parsons give this beautiful genus its well-deserved moment in the sun.” —Pacific Horticulture

“The first complete reference of Masdevallia orchids ever published.” —Hobby Greenhouse

Masdevallias is a rich and rewarding literary meal, delightful in taste and graced with good nutrition. . . . Do not let this jewel go unnoticed.” —Boox Review

“A jewel: an important contribution to orchid literature and an invaluable guide to anyone interested in the genus. To have all of this material in one volume is a treasure. I enthusiastically recommend it.” —Orchids

“This book could easily serve as a coffee table book to ‘wow’ friends.” —Contributions to Botany
 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881927375
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/25/2005
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.03(d)

Meet the Author


Mary E. Gerritsen, PhD is also the author of Masdevallias (Timber Press 2005). Mary lives in San Mateo, California, where she gardens extensively.

Ron Parsons has been growing orchids for more than three decades and photographing them for nearly as long. He lives in the San Francisco area.

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