Orchid, Vanda suavis, 1880, Illustration

Orchid, Vanda suavis, 1880, Illustration

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Caption: Entitled: Vanda suavis taken from Les orchidees by Paul Emile de Puydt, published 1880. Paul Emile de Puydt (March 6, 1810 - May 20, 1891) was a Belgian writer whose contributions included work in botany and economics. As a botanist, he notably wrote on orchids. The standard botanical author abbreviation De Puydt is applied to species he described. Vanda triColour (Vanda suavis) is a species of orchid occurring in Laos and from Java to Bali. It was imported to England by Thomas Lobb, the collector for Veitch Nurseries, from the western part of Java in 1846. Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often Colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. All orchids are perennial herbs that lack any permanent woody structure. Orchids are easily distinguished from other plants, as they share some very evident shared derived characteristics. Among these are: bilateral symmetry of the

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