Learn the fascinating world of dizzying diversity
For centuries the orchid - in all the sizes, shapes, colours and fragrances in which it is found all over the world - has symbolised all that is exotic and mysterious. Far from being beyond the capability of the average plant lover, orchids offer the opportunity to enter a fascinating world of dizzying diversity, where growing a single healthy specimen can be satisfying, but plant collecting can become a passion. -Over 1100 of the most popular and fascinating species. -Colour photographs, classification, natural habitat and location. -Guide to pronouncing the often lengthy names.