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Choose from 107 images in our Orchidaceae collection.


Calanthe versicolor, 1838
Calanthe versicolor, 1838
Epidendrum vitellinum, 1838
Epidendrum vitellinum, 1838
Laelia schilleriana splendens (Laeliocattleya schilleriana), 1862
Laelia schilleriana splendens (Laeliocattleya schilleriana), 1862
Cymbidium elegans, 1838
Cymbidium elegans, 1838
Epidendrum phoeniceum, 1838
Epidendrum phoeniceum, 1838
Scene in Dr. Lunds Garden at Lagoa Santa, Brazil
Scene in Dr. Lunds Garden at Lagoa Santa, Brazil
Vanilla planifolia as Epidendrum vanille
Vanilla planifolia as Epidendrum vanille
Bulbophyllum nocturnum J.J.Verm
Bulbophyllum nocturnum J.J.Verm
Vanilla planifolia, 1858-1863
Vanilla planifolia, 1858-1863
Cattleya superba, 1838
Cattleya superba, 1838
Zygopetalum mackayi, 1882-1897
Zygopetalum mackayi, 1882-1897
Vanda falcata aka Neofinetta falcata (Wind orchid), 1819
Vanda falcata aka Neofinetta falcata (Wind orchid), 1819
Calanthe versicolor, 1838 Featured Image

Calanthe versicolor, 1838

Watercolour on paper. Original drawing for plate XLII in John Lindley's Sertum orchidaceum: a wreath of the most beautiful orchidaceous flowers; selected by John Lindley, published in 1838. Illustration shows part monochromatic, part colour study of leaves and flowers. Side figure represents lip and ovary with the sepals and petals cut away. Inscribed in pencil by Miss Drake along top edge, The upper bracts slightly hairy, sweet scented, and Sion Gardens Aug. 31 18..'[date has been cropped]. There is a semi-circular blob of red paint or possibly sealing wax on the top edge of drawing. Also inscribed in a different hand Rec'd. 15.9.1925 lower right corner. Drawing taken from flower held in the collection of His Grace the Duke of Northumberland at Sion. According to Lindley's publication It is a native of the East Indies, whence it has also been sent from the Botanic Garden, Calcutta, to the Horticultural Society

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Vanda coerulea (Blue vanda), 1862
Vanda coerulea (Blue vanda), 1862
Sobralia macrantha, 1845-1883
Sobralia macrantha, 1845-1883
Psychopsis kramerianum (Butterfly orchid), 1845-1883
Psychopsis kramerianum (Butterfly orchid), 1845-1883
Stanhopea tigrina, 1845
Stanhopea tigrina, 1845
Stenoglottis fimbriata, 1870
Stenoglottis fimbriata, 1870
Sarcochilus hartmannii, 1888
Sarcochilus hartmannii, 1888
Rhynchostylis gigantea, 1888
Rhynchostylis gigantea, 1888
Pterostylis curta (Blunt greenhood), 1831
Pterostylis curta (Blunt greenhood), 1831
Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1862
Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1862
Cattleya cernua aka Sophronitis cernua, 1896-1907
Cattleya cernua aka Sophronitis cernua, 1896-1907
Calanthe vestita (Tropical calanthe), 1845-1883
Calanthe vestita (Tropical calanthe), 1845-1883
Vanda ampullacea, 1834-1849
Vanda ampullacea, 1834-1849
Stenoglottis fimbriata, 1870 Featured Image

Stenoglottis fimbriata, 1870

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1870. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 96, plate 5872.
Curtis's Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical featuring colour illustrations of plants and has been published continuously since 1787

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Calanthe striata aka C. sieboldii (Evergreen calanthe), 1888
Calanthe striata aka C. sieboldii (Evergreen calanthe), 1888
Bulbophyllum echinolabium, 1850
Bulbophyllum echinolabium, 1850
Bulbophyllum comosum, 1893
Bulbophyllum comosum, 1893
Brassia verrucosa (Spider orchid), 1879
Brassia verrucosa (Spider orchid), 1879
Brassavola perinii, 1840
Brassavola perinii, 1840
Bletilla striata (Hyacinth orchid), 1812
Bletilla striata (Hyacinth orchid), 1812
Barkeria spectabilis, 1877
Barkeria spectabilis, 1877
Anguloa clowesii (Tulip orchid), 1866
Anguloa clowesii (Tulip orchid), 1866
Dimorphorchis rossii var. graciliscapa
Dimorphorchis rossii var. graciliscapa
Burrageara (Cochlioda x Miltonia x Odontoglossum x Oncidium Stephan Isler')
Burrageara (Cochlioda x Miltonia x Odontoglossum x Oncidium Stephan Isler')
Porpax elwesii (Rchb. f.) Kraenzl
Porpax elwesii (Rchb. f.) Kraenzl
Pennilabium struthio Carr
Pennilabium struthio Carr
Brassavola perinii, 1840 Featured Image

Brassavola perinii, 1840

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1840. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, (serie 2) volume 13 plate 3761. Curtis's Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical featuring colour illustrations of plants and has been published continuously since 1787

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Grosourdya appendiculata (Blume) Rchb.f
Grosourdya appendiculata (Blume) Rchb.f
Glomera montana Rchb.f
Glomera montana Rchb.f
Dryadorchis dasystele Schuit. & de Vogel
Dryadorchis dasystele Schuit. & de Vogel
Dilochia wallichii Lindl
Dilochia wallichii Lindl
Didymoplexis pallens Griff
Didymoplexis pallens Griff
Ancistrorhynchus cephalotes (Rchb.f.) Summerh
Ancistrorhynchus cephalotes (Rchb.f.) Summerh
Aglossorhyncha biflora J.J.Sm
Aglossorhyncha biflora J.J.Sm
Cymbidium hookerianum orchid
Cymbidium hookerianum orchid
Habenaria medusa orchid
Habenaria medusa orchid
Prescottia stachyodes
Prescottia stachyodes