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Orchid, Illustration

Orchid, Illustration

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Caption

Entitled: Ansellia africana 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. Ansellia is considered a monotypic genus of orchid, with only one species, Ansellia africana, commonly known as African ansellia or leopard orchid, however, it is in fact a complex group of species which share common floral structure and growth habit. The plants are found throughout neotropical and subtropical Africa.It is referred to as a trash basket orchid due to its odd habit of creating a makeshift container of aerial roots to catch falling leaf litter for nutrients. Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often Colourful and often.

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