Vanda miss joaquim orchid, national flower of Singapore
This orchid (Vanda Miss Joaquim), also known as the Singapore orchid and the Princess Aloha orchid is a hybrid between Vanda teres and Vanda hookeriana. Described in 1893, this was the first orchid hybrid to be described from Singapore.
The orchid was named after Agnes Joaquim in whose garden the hybrid originated and who bred the world's first cultivated orchid hybrid.
It was selected to be the National Flower of Singapore in 1981.
© 2016 Frans Sellies
Cypm. Hookerae Vollonteanum
Watercolour on board entitled 'Cypm. Hookerae Vollonteanum' (Cypripedium) painted by J L McFarlane and dated 12th June 1893. McFarlane was a botanical artist painting for nurserymen and a contributor to The Florist and Pomologist magazines. This painting is housed in a small green album titled 'Vol XIII Orchids, painted from specimens flowered at The Woodlands'. The Woodlands, Streatham was the South London home of Robert Henry Measures, a keen orchid grower.
Leptotes bicolor, 1840
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1840. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 66, plate 3734. Curtis's Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical featuring colour illustrations of plants and has been published continuously since 1787.
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