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The Orchid

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Lauren Gardiner Phillip Cribb Royal Botanic Gardens Kew



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Carlton Books Ltd
01 December 2019
Captivating, beautiful, incredibly diverse and often elusive, orchids can be found in nearly all environments, ranging from sea level to an elevation of almost 5,000 metres. Victorian plant hunters scoured the globe for new species to bring back for botanical gardens and private collectors; orchidmania among gardeners was born and persists to this day. Enhanced with notes and letters held in Kew's archives and illustrations by artists such as John Day and Sarah Drake, this is an exceptionally beautiful book on an extraordinary plant.
By:   Lauren Gardiner, Phillip Cribb, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Imprint:   Carlton Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 216mm, 
ISBN:   9780233005492
ISBN 10:   0233005498
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product

Lauren Gardiner is Curator of the Cambridge University Herbarium and a member of the RHS Orchid Committee. She previously worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where she specialised in the conservation of Madagascan plants, including orchids and palms. Phillip Cribb is a leading specialist on the taxonomy and conservation of orchids. He was Deputy Keeper of the Herbarium and Curator of the Orchid Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, until his retirement in 2006.

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