image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 26
Image number: RS.17646
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Ochre yellow prosthechea

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 Prosthechea ochracea, here referred to as the Yellow-Ochre-coloured epidendrum Epidendrum ochraceum. The plant is native to Mexico and Central America. The plate shows flowers, leaves and pseudobulbs, with four details of the anther bed and ovary.

Plate 26 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘26’ 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: ‘This pretty little plant inhabits several parts of tropical America. Messrs Loddiges received it from Paxaca; Mr. Skinner found it in Guatamala; and I have specimens from Schiede and Deppe, for which
I am indebted to Professor Schlechtendahl…’

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. 49461

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