THE SWEETEST AIR-PLANT.. (AERIDES SUAVISSIMUM.)
A Hothouse Epiphyte from MALACCA, belonging to the Natural Order of ORCHIDS.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
THIS plant has been introduced from the Straits of Malacca by Messrs. Loddiges, with whom it first produced its flowers in June 1849. At that time it was described as being in general appearance similar to A. odoratum, but in fragrance more balsamic and delicious. The sepals and petals were white, with a lilac tip; the lip was pale nankeen colour, with a lilac streak along the centre of the middle lobe. It was said to differ from A. odoratum in the middle lobe of its lip being emarginate and much longer than the laterals, which are distinctly notched; and from A. Quinquevulnera in its not being at all serrated, as well as in its greater length..................
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.Price: $69.99