First a confession; I’m a recovering academic. As a result, one of the first things I look towards when exploring a new field is its supporting literature. Although I was exposed to orchids at a young age, it wasn’t until I moved to Florida 10 years ago that I’ve been able to pursue my love or orchids more actively. Below is the beginngs of a library. I’ll consider myself somewhat well-read when I’ve hit about 100 volumes, so I’ve got a ways to go (please don’t tell my wife!).
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Allikas, G., and Nash, N. (2007). Four Seasons of Orchids. London: Salamander Books.
American Orchid Society. (2008). Orchid Pests and Diseases: American Orchid Society Guide. Delray Beach, FL: American Orchid Society.
Brown, P. M. (2005). Wild Orchids of Florida. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.
Chadwick, A. A., and Chadwick, A. E. (2006). The Classic Cattleyas. Portland, OR: Timber Press.
Consumer Guide. (1976). Bromeliads and Orchids. Skokie, IL: Publications International.
Cullina, W. (2004). Understanding Orchids: An Uncomplicated Guide to Growing the World’s Most Exotic Orchids. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Gupton, O. W., and Swope, F. C. (1986). Wild Orchids of the Middle Atlantic States. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.
Hackney, C. T. (2004). American Cattleyas. Species and Outstanding Clones That Define American Hybridizing. Wilmington, NC: Courtney Hackney.
Higgins, W., and Alrich, P. (2015). Phalaenopsis: The Genus in Pictures. Stamford: CT: International Phalaenopsis Alliance.
Hillerman, F. E., and Holst, A. W. (1986). An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar. Portland, OR: Timber Press.
Hunt, P. F. (1979). The International Book of Orchids. Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books.
Kramer, J. (1989). The World Wildlife Fund Book of Orchids. New York: Abbeville Press.
Kramer, J. (2006). 100 Orchids for Florida. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press.
Lavarack, B., Harris, W. & Stocker, G. (n.d.). Dendrobium and Its Relatives. Portland, OR: Timberland Press.
Leighton, R. (2011). Native Orchids of Florida. Tallahassee, FL: Leighton Photography and Imaging.
Motes, M. (2008). Florida Orchid Growing: Month by Month. Redland, FL: Redland Press.
Motes, M. (2010). Florida Vanda Growing: Month by Month. Redland, FL: Redland Press.
Nobel, M. (1988). You Can Grow Cattleya Orchids. Jacksonville, FL: Mary Noble McQuerry.
Rittershausen, B., and Rittershausen, W. (1984). Orchids in Colour. Dorset, UK: Blandford Press.
Sheehan, T. J. (2001). Ultimate Orchid. New York: Dorling Kindersley Publishing.
Withner, C. L. (1988). The Cattleyas and Their Relatives. Vol 1. The Cattleyas. Portland, OR: Timber Press.
Withner, C. L. (1993). The Cattleyas and Their Relatives. Vol III. Schomburgkia, Sophronitis, and Other South American Genera. Portland, OR: Timber Press.
Withner, C. L. (2000). The Cattleyas and Their Relatives. Vol VI. The South American Encyclia Species. Portland, OR: Timber Press.