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Good Pleurothallis book?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by DawnC, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. DawnC

    DawnC New Member

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    Can someone recommend a good book on Pleurothallids?

    Thanks
     
  2. Einstein

    Einstein Expatriate

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    Start with the Masdevallia one. That should be enough to break your piggy bank once you see all the pichers
     
  3. DawnC

    DawnC New Member

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    Which masdevallia one?
     
  4. DawnC

    DawnC New Member

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    Ein, do ya have one to loan?
     
  5. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Masdevallias: Gems of the Orchid World
    by Mary E. Gerritsen & Ron Parsons
    Lots of pictures!

    $26 plus shipping on Amazon.....
     
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    Kyle Member

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    I'll endorse that one too.
     
  7. DawnC

    DawnC New Member

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    Oooo pichers! I love pichers!! Thanks guys. Still accepting further input.
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    All 29 Icones Pleurothallidinarum.
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dawn, The Masdevallia book is wonderful, but doesn't cover other genera. If you are looking to window shop, I don't think there are any picture books on the pleurothallids. The series by Carl Luer mentioned by Jon is a bit out of reach dollar wise, but they do have a CD for $50 that covers the first 20 volumes and would be a great reference.
     
  10. DawnC

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    Thanks Jon! Will you be sending those to me? They are waaaay out of my little budget
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    No. But go to the Mobot library and find them individually for not a whole lot of money.
     
  12. DawnC

    DawnC New Member

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    Cool, thanks Jon.
     
  13. DawnC

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    Thanks Marni, I missed your post until now. Sorry. A.D.D. Girl strikes again.
     
  14. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    how about a subscription to the Pleurothallid Alliance new letter.
     
  15. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Forrest are you (or anyone else) have a membership? I was thinking about it but not sure what benifits I personally would get from it. What types of articles and information are in the quartly newsletter?
     
  16. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I am Tom. It is a small newsletter, I wouldn't compare it to OD or the AOS rag, but I enjoy getting it.

    I could maybe send you an old issue to see if it is something you would be interested in if you want.
     
  17. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    What types of articles to they normally contain? It would be nice to check one out, any way to possible scan one in and send it electronically rather than snail mail?
     
  18. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    They have articles about Pleurothallids. duh. :D

    Sure, Ill scan in a page and send it to you.
     
  19. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    What the heck was a I thinking ;) Actually what I was trying to ask was is it primarily culture info or was it intended more for a taxonimists?

    That would be awesome...Thanks Forrest
     
  20. DawnC

    DawnC New Member

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    Me too me too please por favor!!!!