THE THREE-TONGUED ONCID,
A. Hothouse Epiphyte, from PERU, belonging to the ORCHIDACEOUS Order.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
THIS curious plant has already been noticed, in our work at the place above mentioned, Since then good fresh specimens, from Sir Philip Egerton, have enabled our artist to produce a coloured figure of it. It is a species of Oncid, with the habit of 0. macranthum, but with flowers quite unlike anything in our gardens. It is, however, associated nature with many species of similar habit, having a small fleshy lip, combined with large and unusually unguiculated sepals ', they are the Cyrtochils of Humboldt and Kunth, and form a complete transition to the genus Odontoglossum,......................................
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.