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The Genus Paphiopedilum (Second Edition 1998)

By Phillip Cribb


This is a second edition, now out of print. Very well illustrated, including watercolors by Pandora Sellars and Carol Woodin, and many color photographs of plants in the wild, large octavo, 427 pages, Kota Kinabalu, Natural History Publications (Borneo), in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1998. With numerous line illustrations, 77 distribution maps, 123 color plates (from photographs) and 79 color plates.

The society has a number of copies in brand new unused condition, wrapped in original cellophane. We would like to offer them to society members for a donation amount of $200. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a pristine copy of this now out-of-print species monograph.

“Paphiopedilums are, and have been since the early nineteenth century, one of the most popular of all orchid groups and are now widely grown throughout the world. There are almost 70 known species, all of which have their own attractive qualities appealing to growers, but many species are rare in the wild. Recent evidence has been synthesized to produce a modern classification of the genus. Chapters on the hybridization, cultivation (by Michael Tibbes), and conservation are also included. This treatment is a framework for future research as well as a sound guide to growers of these endlessly fascinating orchids.” (Cribb)


Bibliographic Details

Title: The Genus Paphiopedilum (Second Edition 1998)

Publisher: Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu In associating with Kew

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Brand New, cellophane wrapped

Price: COS Donation of at least $200

If you are interested please reach out to

Cribb, Phillip. “Abebooks.” By Cribb, Phillip: Very Good Cloth (1998) | Mike Park Ltd, Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kinabalu & Kew, 1 Jan. 1998,

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