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Prosthechea cochleata (aka Cockleshell orchid, black orchid, clamshell orchid, octopus orchid), 1797

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Illustration of Prosthechea cochleata by Henry Charles Andrews, 1797. Artwork from Botanist's Repository for New and Rare Plants: Containing Coloured Figures of Such Plants, as Have Not Hitherto Appeared in Any Similar Publication; With All Their Essential Characters, Botanically Arranged, After the Sexual System of the Celebrated Linnæus; in English and Latin by Henry Charles Andrews, volume 1, plate 13

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

Media ID 19960234

Date: 27th April 2020

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Job Title: Kew Library

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

Filename: 50.Prosthechea cochleata_011955-20190411T155649.jpg

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Associated Categories: Orchids

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