Vandas: Their Botany, History, and Culture

Vandas: Their Botany, History, and Culture


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Vandas: Their Botany, History, and Culture by Martin R. Motes

Modern vandas are among the more spectacular of all cultivated orchids, offering a dramatic range of colors as well as long-lasting, frequent-blooming flowers. Addressing the concerns of amateur growers, botanists, and professional horticulturists alike, this thorough and accurate treatment is a must for all orchid fanciers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881926637
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Discovery of Vandas and Their Introduction to the West15
Chapter 2The Botany of Vandas23
Chapter 3A Brief History of Vanda Hybridizing39
Chapter 4Euanthe sanderiana and Its Influence49
Chapter 5The Golden Heritage of Vanda dearei61
Chapter 6Unraveling a Rainbow: Our Modern Pink Hybrids71
Chapter 7Vanda coerulea and the Blues79
Chapter 8New Directions in Vanda Breeding89
Chapter 9Vanda Culture107
Appendix ATroubleshooting Guide for Vanda Culture117
Appendix BSpecies in Vanda121
Index of Botanical Names135

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