Moon orchid S Watts
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Botanical study of the Moon orchid Phalaenopsis amabilis, here referred to as the Indian butterfly-plant. The plant is native to India and southeast Asia, including Indonesia and the Philippines. The plate shows the full plant, including flowers, leaves, sheaths, pseudobulb and roots.
Plate 34 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘34’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly July 1. 1838. S. Watts sc.’
In the associated text, the author states that: ‘This very rare and beautiful epiphyte flowered a few weeks since in the Epiphyte-house of Messrs. Rollisons of Tooting, I believe for the first time in Europe. It had been sent to them from Manilla by Mr. Cuming.’"
- Image reference: RS-17654
- ©The Royal Society
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