Orchid, Illustration

Orchid, Illustration

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Caption: Entitled: Saccolabium violaceum 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. Saccolabium is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family. It is native to India and Indonesia. In the past, over 350 names have been published for species, subspecies and varieties within the genus, but the vast majority of the taxa have been moved to other genera. 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

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Keywords: 1880, 19th century, art, de puydt, drawing, flora, flowering plant, historic, historical, history, horticultural, horticulture, illustration, lithograph, orchid, orchid album, orchid family, orchidaceae, paul emile de puydt, perennial, perennial herbs, saccolabium, saccolabium violaceum

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