The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid

The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid

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After its Peruvian discovery in 2002, Phragmipedium kovachii became the rarest and most sought-after orchid in the world. Prices soared to $10,000 on the black market. Then one showed up at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, where every year more than 100,000 people visit. They come for the lush landscape on Sarasota Bay and for Selby's vast orchid collection, one of the most magnificent in the world.

The collision between Selby's scientists and the smugglers of Phrag.… (more)

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Publisher: University Press of Florida (March 18, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 1.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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