Vanda Sanderiana Drawing

Vintage botanical print of a beautiful pink orchid. This vanda sanderiana drawing dates back to 1893 when it was included in a somewhat short volume by Frederick Boyle.

This flower is so striking that in one part of the world it is worshipped and it is also known as the “Queen of Philipine flowers.” It was only discovered about 10 years before it was shared by Boyle. The pink variety was discovered first but this beautiful orchid also has a white petaled variety. It has been honored with the designation of the national flower of the Philippines – an honor it shares with the Sampaguita flower.

vanda-sanderianaThanks to the generosity of others, I can share this┬áVanda Sanderiana Drawing with you. I did modify the colors a bit to make it a bit more pink like the flower in real life. The drawing shown here is a bit smaller to fit the page. If you would like to access the full-sized version – just click on this one.

 

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