Cootes, Jim E. 1950-

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COOTES, Jim E. 1950-

PERSONAL: Born June 17, 1950, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; son of Sydney (a foreman electrician) and Ina (a homemaker; maiden name, Gibson) Cootes. Education: Kogarah Technical College, trade certificate, 1969. Religion: Baptist. Hobbies and other interests: Aviculture, aquaculture, growing orchids, playing the guitar.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Timber Press, 133 Southwest Second Ave., Suite 450, Portland, OR 97204. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Australian Department of Defense, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, engraver, 1966-97; Australia Post, Sydney, delivery officer, 2000—.

WRITINGS:

The Orchids of the Philippines, Timber Press (Portland, OR), 2001.

Contributor to orchid magazines in Australia and around the world. WORK IN PROGRESS: The Orchids of the Philippines,Volume 2; research on the Bulbophyllinae family of orchids.

SIDELIGHTS: Jim E. Cootes told CA: "I wrote The Orchids of the Philippines because of the lack of books on the subject. I grow many orchids native to the Philippines, and there is still much difficulty in trying to identify these plants. I currently have in my greenhouse at least twenty-three unidentified orchid species from the Philippines."

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PERIODICALS

Choice, January, 2002, L. G. Kavaljian, review of TheOrchids of the Philippines, p. 903.