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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... DENDROBIUM TRANSPARENS.
plate 396.] Native of Northern India. Epiphytal. Pseudobulbs
stem-like, slender, from a foot to eighteen inches or more in
length, and bearing numerous distichous leaves, which are narrowly
lanceolate, membraneous, from three to four inches long, pale
green, and deciduous. Flowers appearing when the stems are
leafless, two or three together, individual blossoms about an inch
and a-half across; sepals and petals white, suffused with rosy
mauve or rosy lilac, the petals much broader than the sepals; lip
obovate-oblong, ciliolate, three-lobed, lateral lobes enclosing the
column, creamy-white, with a large blood-coloured blotch at the
base, the tip purple. Dendrobium Transparens, Wallich. Lindlei/'s
Genera and Species of Orchids, p. 79; Botanical Magazine, t. 4663;
Lemaire's Jardin Fleuriste, t. 68; Paxton's Flower Garden, i. t.
27; Williams, Orchid-Grower's Manual, 6 ed., p. 304. The splendid
genus Dendrobium is one of the most showy of the whole family of
Orchids, the species represented in our plate being a very chaste
and pretty one. This was first made known to us by Dr. Wallich,
whose collectors found it in the vicinity of Nepaul, but it did not
reach this country in a living state until the Messrs. Veitch &
Sons sent Thomas Lobb to India, and he found the plant growing on
the "Garron Hills, at a place called Myrone, 5,000 feet above the
sea-level," and from thence it was sent alive to England. This
species is abundant in the Himalayas, and of late years many of our
collectors have sent it home. When well grown, it flowers in
profusion, and it makes a very distinct plant to decorate our
stoves, forming a good contrast with other kinds which flower at
the same time. Moreover, the plant requires but small space...
|Country of origin:
• Robert Warner
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||Paperback - Trade
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