Friday, December 30, 2005
There are two reasons why this book is in my wish list for long time. First: this is book is expensive (US$136 from used book seller at Amazon), second: I live in Java and grow many orchid species, therefore I need a reference book for Java's orchids. Finally I get this book for a reasonable price from a book store at Sabah, Malaysia. The book describes 730 species from 130 genera, the information is more than enough to grow Java orchid species in my collection (even for the botanist). I recommend this book for everyone who grow Java orchid species.
Sunday, December 25, 2005
This is a 584 pages book, almost 269 species describes by the author. Each species describes in two pages, one for cultural information and one page for line diagram for plan and flower. For the hobbyist like me, I prefer if the author put more color photograph in the book just like his other book (A to Z South East Asian Orchids Species), anyway this is a very good book for very serious orchid grower.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
This book covers almost 400 orchid species from South East Asia. A color photo for each species and short description about cultural information, temperature, rainfall in the area, flowering period, sunshine requirement, growing media, and distribution map. I would like to congratulate Peter O'Byrne for his outstanding book, and I'm waiting for his next book (vol 2, 3... South East Asian Species).