White thunia S Watts
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Botanical study of the White thunia orchid Thunia alba, here referred to as the White phaius Phaius albus. The plant is native to the regions around the Himalayas including China and India. The plate shows flowers and leaves.
Plate 33 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘33’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly June 1. 1838. S. Watts sc.’
In the associated text, the author states that: ‘This lovely plant was originally found by Dr. Wallich upon Mount Chandaghiry in Nepal, growing on trees; and subsequently it was sent down from the frontiers of Silhet by Francis de Silva, a collector in the pay of the Botanic Gardens, Calcutta…The accompanying drawing was made at Messrs. Loddiges in July 1837.’"
- Image reference: RS-17653
- ©The Royal Society
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