Orchid, Illustration

Orchid, Illustration

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Caption: Entitled: Pleione lagenaria 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. Pleione (peacock orchid) is a small genus of predominantly terrestrial but sometimes epiphytic or lithophytic, miniature orchids. Other common names of this genus include glory of the east, Himalayan crocus, Indian crocus and windowsill orchid. 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

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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, peacock orchid, perennial, perennial herbs, pleione, pleione lagenaria, terrestrial orchid

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