Orchid Fever, Paperback


A true story of one of the world's strangest plants and humanity's oddest obsessions: the orchid, brought to book by the author, traveller and self-confessed orchid obsessive.

From the Orinoco River to the hothouses of Kew, and the clandestine nurseries of Europe to the peat bogs of Minnesota, this is a dark and humorous tale of orchid smugglers, ice-cream makers and visionary breeders; of courruption, murder and moths with 12-inch tongues; and of the vicious, bizarre world of international plant politics and the wide range of gentle people whose overriding passion is the cultivation of these beautiful, fragile flowers.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, b&w line drawings
  • Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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  • Category: Gardening: flowers
  • ISBN: 9780413747501



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