I. THE SPOTTED PLEIONE. (PLEIONE MACULATA.)
Terrestrial Alpine Herbaceous Plants, from NORTHERN INDIA, belonging to the Natural Order of ORCHIDS.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
THESE beautiful plants are from the Alps of India. The first was found by Dr.
Wallich's collectors on rocks and the trunks of trees, among moss, on the Khasija Mountains. Mr. Thomas Lobb
found both in such places, and sent them to Messrs. Veitch, to whom we are indebted for specimens
received last October.The Khasija name, according to Dr. Wallich, is Atia-Chakarpate.
The Spotted Pleione has long- been known to botanists as a species belonging to that Alpine group of so-called Coelogynes, of which C. Walliciliana is the best known example......
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.
Condition: Excellent Vibrant color.