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    Gongora orchid

    Date
    1908
    Creator
    Arthur Harry Church (1865 - 1937, British) , Botanist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (painting): 310mm
    width (painting): 195mm
    height (frame): 420mm
    width (frame): 305mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Botany
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
          > flower
    Description
    Botanical studies of flowers of a Gongora orchid native to Central and South America: here styled Gongora loddigesii, possibly Gongora galeata.

    The upper figure shows surface detail at x2 magnification, the lower figure a section through the flower at x6 magnification. There is a small detail of anthers also at x6 magnification Inscribed below in pencil: ‘Gongora Loddigensii (x6) A.H.Church delt. Aug. 11 1908.’

    Arthur Harry Church was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1921.
    Object history
    Bequeathed by Professor G.E. (Tony) Fogg FRS, received June 2005.
    Associated place
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10604
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