image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 23
Image number: RS.17644
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Blood-coloured cryptochilus’

Date

1838

Creator

S Watts (fl. 1830s, British), Engraver

After

Sarah Anne Drake (1803-1857, British), Illustrator

Object type

Library reference

49461

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 247mm
width (print): 150mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Botanical study of the orchid here described as the Blood-coloured Cryptochilus Cryptochilus sanguinea. The plant is native to Nepal and China. The plate shows flowers, leaves and pseudobulbs, with three details of petals, anthers and pollen masses.

Plate 23 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘23’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly May 1 1838. S. Watts sc.’

In the associated text, the author states that: ‘It is a native of rocks in the northern provinces of India. Dr Wallich found it only once, and then on a single spot on stones…The drawing was made in June 1837, in the collection of Messrs. Loddiges.’

John Lindley (1799-1865) British botanist and horticulturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1828.

Sarah Anne Drake (1803-1857), British botanical artist, was a long-term associate of the Lindley family and a prolific illustrator for James Lindley.

Associated place

<The World>
   > Asia
      > China