Re: fakahatchee and orchid thief
><< susan orlean ("orchid thief") is clearly
> not a science writer and her research is poor (she can't differentiate a
> cattleya from a paphiopedilum), but still a good read. >>
>Not to mention that she doesn't know right side up! The phalenopsis on the
>cover of Orchid Thief is upside down.
In her defense, she probably didn't have any control over that. A
photograph of a (non-aroid) flower taken by a friend of mine was used in a
calendar. When she saw the proofs she told the editor that the flower was
upside-down, but he assured her that *he* knew which way flowers pointed.
Of course, it was her plant...
Carol Ann, learning a lot - thanks, everyone!