Obsession with Orchids

Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

OrchidWeb
http://orchidweb.org/
A comprehensive guide to everything orchid from the American Orchid Society.

All About Orchids
http://www.orchid.org.uk/
Answers to every question you were afraid to ask, from George and Shiela Barnes.

The Orchid Photo Page
http://www.orchidworks.com/
Over 200 stunning photos, plus “What if They Mated?,” an interactive hybrid demonstration.

Susan Orlean
http://www.susanorlean.com/
Web site of THE ORCHID THIEF author.

The Orchid House
http://retirees.uwaterloo.ca/~jerry/orchids/
A site for the “undisputed champions” of the flower world.

Books

Darwin, Charles. THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH ORCHIDS ARE FERTILIZED BY INSECTS. New York: New York University Press, 1988.

Hansen, Eric. ORCHID FEVER: A HORTICULTURAL TALE OF LOVE, LUST, AND LUNACY. New York: Pantheon Books, 2000.

Orlean, Susan. THE ORCHID THIEF. New York: Random House, 1999.

Pridgeon, Alec. THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ORCHIDS. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1992.

Romero, Gustavo A. A HISTORY OF THE ORCHID. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1995.