Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sarah Ann Drake: Cattleya violacea

This lithograph of Cattleya violacea was done by Sarah Ann Drake (1803-1857) for John Lindley's Sertum Orchidaceum, published in 1838. Lindley used the synonym Cattleya superba for the plant.

A few facts about Sarah Ann Drake

A few facts about Cattleya labiata, the species from which the genus Cattleya was created.

About Cattleya violacea at the Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia

1 comment:

  1. All the different shades of purple are beautiful. I bought a small orchid for my office last weekend. It makes me smile every time I walk into my office.