Each chapter is devoted to one of the forty-five genera of orchids native to Florida. Complete with a brief description of the genus, synonymy, flowering season, location map. A full page of detailed photos accompanies each plant listed. (Over 530 photos and over 90 plates). Includes a chapter on Polyrrhiza lindenii - the fascinating ghost orchid. The story "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orleans is based around this unusual orchid.