A Monograph
by Eric Christenson

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Without a doubt, the most widely grown orchids in the world are the species and hybrids of Phalaenopsis, the "moth orchids." Since their discovery by western botanists in the 18th century, phalaenopsis were considered aristocrats even among orchids and were eagerly sought out by the most discerning—and wealthy—of collectors. With...
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Published By Timber Press

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 394

Publication Date 10/30/2009

ISBN 9781604691719

Dimensions 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches

“Promises to enlighten aficionados. . . . A wealth of stimulating data to assist in the cultivation of these distinctive plants.” —Booklist

“Research taxonomist Christenson offers a scientific understanding of these plants as well as hybridization and cultural tips.” —Library Journal

“This complete work on Phalaenopsis is an essential reference, offering keys to the species, descriptions of each, taxonomic notes, and hybridization and conservation.” —Orchids

“Eric Christenson has written an extraordinary book reflecting years of botanical research and almost 30 years of horticultural experience with the genus. No orchid specialist will want to be without it.” —Biology Digest

“Eric has sculpted a very fine book that will be the bible for species growers for decades to come.. . . . It was worth the wait and I recommend it most highly.” —Orchid Digest

Phalaenopsis: A Monograph is an essential addition to the libraries of hobbyists, commercial growers, judges, Affiliated Societies, and anyone with an interest in this genus of Old World orchids.” —American Orchid Society BookShop

“The first thorough update of the genus since Herman Sweet’s revision in 1969.” —Plant Talk

“A long–needed revision of the genus Phalaenopsis. . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice

“Orchid scientists and growers alike will want to own a copy of Eric Christenson’s new monograph of Phalaenopsis.” —Brittonia

“The author draws on his extensive botanical research and almost 30 years of growing this genus. His love for these plants is evident throughout this book.” —Hawaii Horticulture

“An important book for anyone who takes a serious interest in growing this colorful, adaptable, long living plant which flowers reliably in winter months.” —Orchidacea