Book ID: 40159
A Joy Forever: Vanda Miss Joaquim: Singapore's National Flower. 1982 (?). approx. 30 colour photographs. 72 p. Cloth.
Discovered in 1893 in a Singapore garden, the natural hybrid namedVanda Miss Joaquim later multiplied into millions of blooms and set theprecedence for an island-wide programme of hybridization. This orchidwas chosen as Singapore's national flower on April 15, 1981. Here is abook attempting to put in historical perspective the entire career ofVanda Miss Joaquim up to the present time. Also captured in splendidcolour are the parents, clones and various colourful hybrids of VandaMiss Joaquim, and other notable orchids which have featured in thecultural heritage of the region.