Isn’t it a shame that flowers as beautiful as those depicted on this coelogyne pandurata drawing are relatively short-lived? They even have a pretty honey-like scent. It’s identified as a larger orchid plant that grows on large trees or on the ground near rivers in Borneo, Malaysia, Sumatra and the Philippines.
The chartreuse and black flowers are quite striking and these green flowers open all at once; ensuring a dramatic display.
This drawing appears to be one that was used in several books about orchids though each one is painted slightly differently. This one was included in an 1893 work by Frederick Boyle entitled About Orchids.
If you like this botanical print of a Coelogyne Pandurata Drawing, you’ll love hearing that we have an even larger version of it available. Just click on the orchid drawing shown here and you’ll see the full-sized version.
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