THE SPECKLED ODONTOGLOT.
A stove Epiphyte, from the ANDES oF NEW GRENADA, belonging to the Order of ORCHIDS.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
In Central America there exists a herd of Odontoglots the distinctions between which can hardly be settled, in the first instance at least, by dried specimens. They have all a similar habit, branching panicles, and white-lipped flowers spotted with crimson, with long narrow wavy divisions. At present there are only two in cultivation, viz. that now published and the Sweet Odontoglot (Odontoglossumodoratum) good plants of which we see are offered for sale by Mr. Linden at the modest price of two guineas each. In that plant the sepals and petals are yellow, while the lip alone, which is distinctly halberd-shaped, is white. In this, on the contrary, there is no yellow, but all the ground is pure white.
Size: 8 ˝” x 11”
Paxton produced The Magazine of Botany, and Register of
Flowering Plants. This series of magazines was published in London 1834-1849.
During the years of 1850-1852, Paxton along with John Lindley published the rare
three-volume work: PAXTON’S FLOWER GARDEN. Represented are many exotic species
especially fine Orchids. They are often compared to the early volumes of Warner
and Williams, Orchid Album. The print offered for sale here is from this first
edition, which is a completely different product to the 1882 color printed
edition frequently found. These prints were produced using a zincographic
process along with hand coloring and have the plate markings Pinx & Zinc.