The Orchid Review Volume 16

The Orchid Review Volume 16

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...dorsal one. The petals form the really remarkable feature of the species, as they consist of a small rounded disc, on the back of which is situated a tuft of about fifteen to seventeen mobile linear filaments, which protrude from the angle formed by the sepals, and wave about with the slightest breeze. The character has evidently some connection with the insects which fertilise the flowers, but the details can, of course, only be guessed. Observation of the plant in its native habitat would throw an interesting light on the subject. R. A. Rolfe. NOTES. Two meetings of the R.H.S. will be held at the Royal Horticultural Hall, Vincent Square, Westminster, during June, on the 9th and 23rd, when the Orchid Committee will meet at the usual hour, 12 o'clock, noon. The afternoon lecture on the second date will be given by the Rev. Prof. G. Henslow, V.M.H., the subject being " The absorption of Rain and Dew by the green parts of Plants." The following meeting will be the Society's Great Summer Show, to be held at Holland House, Kensington, on July 7th and 8th. The Manchester and North of England Orchid Society offers a very attractive programme for its coming 1908-9 Session, which opens on June 4th. There are five "Cup" Competitions open to amateurs who are members of the Society. Messrs. Charlesworth & Co., Heaton, Bradford, offer a 5o-guinea Cup to the amateur exhibitor who gains the largest number of points for plants which have not hitherto been dealt with by the Society. The competition is to be repeated in three successive years, a new cup of the same value being given annually. Messrs. Sander & Sons, St. Albans and Bruges, offer a 5o-guinea Cup for Cypripediums, which may be won outright by an amateur exhibitor...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236949080
  • 9781236949080