The Orchid Review Volume 8

The Orchid Review Volume 8

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Baxter, Esq., of Morecambe, by Mr. Roberts, and include good forms of O. Pescatorei, crispum, and a dark luteopurpureum, with a few interesting hybrids, which exhibit the usual amount of polymorphism, so much, indeed, that one or two can scarcely be identified with certainty. A form of O. X Coradinei has a rather broad, short lip, showed a well marked crispum influence, and a very regularly blotched form of O. X Andersonianum has very little of the acuminate shape so common in that hybrid. The others areaform of O. X Denisonae, avery yellow form of O. X Adrianae, and what may be a very small O. luteopurpureum or a form ofO. X mulus showing but little of the gloriosum character in the lip. Flowers of the charming Dendrobium Devonianum are are enclosed. Two splendid Laelio-cattleyas are sent from the collection of Sir Frederick V)/igan, Clare Lawn, East Sheen, _ by Mr. Young. L.-c. X callistoglossa is a massive flower of over nine inches in diameter across the petals, and the lip very richly coloured, and L.-c. X Henry Greenwood is a richly-coloured form derived from L.-c. X Schilleriana and Cattleya X Hardyana, which is further interesting because both parents are themselves of hybrid origin. It most resembles the pollen parent in general character. ANOTHER Brazilian Epidendrum has appeared in cultivation, which was previously only known from description and a drawing by M. Barbosa Rodrigues. A plant, which was said to have been received with Laelia Jongheana, has just flowered with Mr. F. W. Moore, at Glasnevin, and, on comparison, proves to be E. purpurachylum, described in 1877 (Rodr. Gen. et Sp. Orch. nov., i., p. 49.) The author gives the habitat as Queimados and Parahyba do Sol, in the province of Rio de Janeiro, where it grows on...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236778367
  • 9781236778369