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Old 10-03-2020, 12:56 AM
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Can anyone suggest a book on paphiopedilums? Call me old-fashioned, but I like a good book filled with culture and history of species!

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Jeff ...... I have seen topics about those sorts of books, and the names that mainly came up are:

The Paphiopedilum Grower's Manual, rev. 2nd ed.


and books by Harold Koopowitz : Tropical Slipper Orchids: "Paphiopedilum" & "Phragmipedium" Species & Hybrids

Novelty Slipper Orchids: Breeding and Cultivating Paphiopedilum Hybrids
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Orchid Fever by Eric Hansen is a good read about the characters who hunt for paphs. Highly recommend it.

The Paphiopedilum Growers Manual by Birk left me less than satisfied. He devotes a page to each species with a picture and basic description of the habitat and weather. It's an OK book but you won't really learn much from it.

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Jeff -
If you are interested in Tropical Slipper Orchids by Koopowitz, it is available on the Orchid Digest website Tropical Slipper Orchids
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Jeff ...... I have seen topics about those sorts of books, and the names that mainly came up are:

The Paphiopedilum Grower's Manual, rev. 2nd ed.


and books by Harold Koopowitz : Tropical Slipper Orchids: "Paphiopedilum" & "Phragmipedium" Species & Hybrids

Novelty Slipper Orchids: Breeding and Cultivating Paphiopedilum Hybrids
Thanks SouthPark, I have been eyeing the one by Harold Koopowitz. Maybe they'll release a new edition one of these days...

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If you are interested in Tropical Slipper Orchids by Koopowitz, it is available on the Orchid Digest website Tropical Slipper Orchids
I don't think that's the same book by Koopowitz. It looks like it's by Phillip Cribb and Christopher Purver. Maybe I need to be a member to see the full list? Thank anyway though!
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I don't think that's the same book by Koopowitz. It looks like it's by Phillip Cribb and Christopher Purver. Maybe I need to be a member to see the full list? Thank anyway though!
Sorry, you're correct. The Koopowitz book is available (maybe Amazon? or AOS? or both?)
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