Peninsular Malaysia is situated between, roughly 1.5 & 6.5 degrees N. The climate is tropical with high temperatures and high humidity and very small seasonal variations. The rainforest flora contains about 800 species of orchid ranging from minute species of Bulbophyllum to the gigantic Grammatophyllum speciosum, the largest of all orchids. The book introduces readers to some of the lesser known species. Contains descriptions of more than 130 species with 229 black & white and 26 colour photos. Includes a comprehensive botanic glossary.