Item description for Biology of Vanda Miss Joaquim by Hew Choy Sin, Yam Tim Wing & Joseph Arditti...
Several orchids are national flowers. Given the large number of orchids (in the hundreds of thousands counting species and hybrids), the relatively few to acquire a national flower status are a very select group indeed. Even in this exalted company, Vanda Miss Joaquim, Singapore's National Flower, stands out. However, beyond its beauty and patriotic value, the National Flower is a plant with an interesting history, complex biology and major horticultural value. This book was written to celebrate its beauty, recall its history, explain its biological complexity and rationalize its horticulture. It is also intended to be a repository of the knowledge which has accumulated about Vanda Miss Joaquim.
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Studio: University of Hawaii Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.72" Width: 6.76" Height: 0.53" Weight: 1.49 lbs.
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
ISBN 9971692511 ISBN13 9789971692513
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Additional information Jul 1, 2005
This is not a review because I am one of the authors. All I want to do is point out that there is a heated debate about the origins of Vanda Miss Joaquim. Mr. Johnson is strongly opposed to the views of the authors of this book. I have rated the book with only one star because comments with no stars cannot be posted. Joseph Arditti
Not My Recommendation Feb 28, 2005
I have found too many errors in this book. The facts that the Singapore authors should know, they have wrong. Holttum was never Ridley assistant (page 46)! The text is confusing: page 60 "only one parent, Vanda teres is foreign."; on page 225 the first sentence, on the same subject, reads "two orchids from foreign countries". Captions under photographs are confusing as on plate 14. The most serious error is that many of the citations are not in the "Literature Cited" making a check of validity impossible. The problems I had are summed up in the dates for Agnes Joaquim's death: the book on page 41 gives 1898,on page 205 is a picture of her tombstone showing the date as 1899.