Robert Brown on orchids, 19th century

Robert Brown on orchids, 19th century

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Robert Brown on orchids. Notes and sketches of a suspensor of the orchid Orchis maculata, made by the Scottish botanist Robert Brown (1773-1858). A suspensor is a stage in the development of an orchid embryo. This sketch is dated 27 July 1831.

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