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Stanhopea wardii, 1838 Featured Botanical Art Image

Stanhopea wardii, 1838

Watercolour on paper. Original drawing for plate XX in John Lindley's Sertum orchidaceum: a wreath of the most beautiful orchidaceous flowers; selected by John Lindley, published in 1838. Part monochromatic part colour study of the leaves, roots and flowers. Also detailed across lower edge of drawing fig. A the appearance of the tubercular lining, three of the glittering callosities being cut through, fig. B a similar view of the tissue forming the outer surface, at a point where the colour is uniformly yellow, and fig C. a similar view of the same part...where the colour is both yellow and purple'. Inscribed across top edge in pencil, La Guayra, Mr Loddiges, Sept. 1838, and in another hand Rec'd. Sept.15 1925'. Lindley wrote in his Sertum, That now figured was sent to England from La Guayra by Mr Ward, after whom it has been named by Mr Loddiges, to whom I am indebted for the specimen that furnished the accompanying figure

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Cullumia ciliaris, (L.) R.Br (Ciliated Cullumia) Featured Botanical Art Image

Cullumia ciliaris, (L.) R.Br (Ciliated Cullumia)

Original illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published as plate 2095, 1st September 1819. Watercolour and pencil on paper. This species is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, growing at the summit of Devil's mountain. According to J. Sims it was introduced to England in 1774 by Francis Masson. This specimen was communicated by Messrs Loddiges and Sons

© RBG KEW

Strumaria gemmata Ker Gawl. ('Jewelled-flowered Strumaria') Featured Botanical Art Image

Strumaria gemmata Ker Gawl. ('Jewelled-flowered Strumaria')

Original illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1620, 1st February 1814. Watercolour and pencil on paper. This species is a native of the Cape of Good Hope. The drawing was made from a specimen that flowered in August 1813 in Messrs Lee and Kennedy's conservatory at Hammersmith

© RBG KEW