1862 Darwin's slipper orchid pollination.

1862 Darwin's slipper orchid pollination.

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Composite of Darwin's illustration of Cypripedium (slipper orchid, Paphiopedilum) below and a matched photograph of an early variety of Sandford orchid cultivar above. The lower illustration comes from Darwin's 1862 book on the Fertilisation of Orchids.

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Keywords: 1862, cyripedum, darwin, fertilisation, fertilization, orchid, paphiopedilum, pollen, stigma

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