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The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants Volume 9 (Paperback) Loot Price: R329
Discovery Miles 3 290
The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants Volume 9...

The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants Volume 9 (Paperback)

Books Group, Robert Warner; Created by General Books

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original 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...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Books Group • Robert Warner
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-04138-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-04138-7
Barcode: 9781154041385

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