The result of 25 years’ research. A veritable mine of information for the orchid enthusiast. As well as a guide to species identification, the author covers taxonomy, a historical review, a summary of relevant literature incorporating diverse aspects such as ecology physiology geographical factors as well recent molecular studies,
a complete and exhaustive account of the genus Dendrobium. Among the most prized and popularly cultivated orchids,
descriptions of 650 species in the genus, including habits and flowering biology, a guide to species identification and culture, a historical review of the genus, a survey of Dendrobium evolution and distribution, more than 600 color photos, and a bibliography with more than 900 entries.
About the author
Howard P. Wood is a research associate in the botanical department of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. He has spent more than 25 years growing, observing, and researching all aspects of Dendrobiums. He has published more than 20 scholarly articles on orchids.