Sometimes, once in a decade or so, a brilliant orchid book is published and then … completely forgotten. This is such a book. Published four years ago, in Mexico and written in Spanish, it was not promoted outside its native country.
But what a book it is! It is a monograph on the most southern and most orchid-rich state of Mexico, Chiapas. Many people love and grow Mexican orchids. Well, 60% of these orchids originate from Chiapas! That is 723 species – which are all in this book!

Gab van Winkel
gab.vanwinkel [at]