Orchid Hybrids of Singapore (1893 - 2003)
Comprising a complete record of all orchid hybrids that have originated in Singapore from 1893 to 2003, this 304 page hardcover book contains over 2100 hybrid entries and is lavishly illustrated with more than 750 colour photos.
For each hybrid there is an individual entry with details and where possible a picture. Articles include a history of orchid hybridising, the contributions of the Botanic Gardens and a discourse on the cut flower industry in Singapore. There are many vignettes and interesting details on personalities and particular aspects of Singapore orchid hybrids.
This is the first time to OSSEA's knowledge that such complete coverage of orchid hybrids from a single country has been attempted. Produced with the intention of being of use to anyone with an interest in Singapore orchids, the book is an impressive testimony to the extent and innovation of orchid breeders in Singapore over the years, and will become an indispensable companion to all breeders everywhere.