Cattleyas are frequently called “the Queen of the Orchids,” and Carl Withner’s passion for them started before World War II. About 12 years ago he published the. The Cattleyas and Their Relatives. Landmark series on the genera of the Cattleya alliance, which provide details on appearance, growth habit, incidence, and. Buy The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, Vol. 1: The Cattleyas 1st by Carl L. Withner (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.

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Withner’s] unparalleled experience provides a wealth of information about species old, new, ‘lost’, ‘rediscovered’, and rare. About 12 years ago he published the first in this series of six books, which now comes to a conclusion cattlegas this final volume.


The South American Encyclia species have not previously been the subject of a book, and the genus presents many problems and difficulties. A few of the species are known from a single herbarium specimen and may well now be extinct because of the continuing loss of habitat.

This volume also includes taxonomic and nomenclatural changes affecting species covered in the earlier volumes, as well as additions and changes to the text of each of the five volumes.

The book is excellent, the copy is clear and the illustrations are clear.

The Quintessential Orchids: Cattleyas and Their Relatives

The entire six volume set should be part of the reference collection of anyone interested in cattleyas Congratulations to Timber Press for excellent additions to orchid literature. We look forward to others! For 27 years he was in charge of the orchid collection at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and he was curator of orchids at the New York Botanical Garden for an additional four years.


He has written more than papers and written and edited a number of books on orchids. The Complete Book of Potatoes: Sieczka, and Walter De Jong.

The Cattleyas and Their Relatives: Book preview Want to see inside relativea book? Media reviews “A pleasing, clear, instructive and to all appearances accurate book which is a bargain at the price View large jacket image. This book is no longer available Unfortunately, we don’t have any copies of this book for sale. Similar books The Complete Book of Potatoes: Sieczka, and Walter De Jong Phlox: