Yellow Orchid Drawing

Vintage botanical print of an oncidium macranthum orchid. It’s a lovely yellow orchid drawing from 1893 that might have the brown portions of the flower a bit darker than they would be in real life, but it’s a wonderful print regardless of the precise accuracy of the colors.

I’m only finding older references with this specific name so, my guess is that it is now known by a slightly different name – it would appear that name would be cyrtochilum macranthum. It is native to the cooler forest regions of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador growing around elevations of 3,000 meters.

Whatever this yellow orchid drawing is called, it has been graciously made available online where I can in turn share it with my Reusable Art friends. It is shown here at a slightly smaller size than the original. You can access the full-sized drawing by clicking on this one.


This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.