Ochre yellow prosthechea S Watts
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Ochre yellow prosthechea
Botanical study of the orchid Prosthechea ochracea, here referred to as the Yellow-Ochre-coloured epidendrum Epidendrum ochraceum. The plant is native to Mexico and Central America. The plate shows flowers, leaves and pseudobulbs, with four details of the anther bed and ovary.
Plate 26 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘26’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly May 1 1838. S. Watts sc.’
In the associated text, the author states that: ‘This pretty little plant inhabits several parts of tropical America. Messrs Loddiges received it from Paxaca; Mr. Skinner found it in Guatamala; and I have specimens from Schiede and Deppe, for which 'I am indebted to Professor Schlechtendahl…'
- Image reference: RS-17646
- ©The Royal Society
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