Framed Lindley Star Orchid Print
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This archival giclée Framed Lindley Star Orchid Print reproduces the botanical illustration Epidendrum Vitellinum or Star Orchid which appeared in Sertum Orchidaceum: a Wreath of the Most Beautiful Orchidaceous Flowers. Published in 1838 by British botanist and gifted illustrator John Lindley, he considered the Star Orchid the most beautiful of the Prosthechea genus. This Framed Lindley Star Orchid Print features conservation-quality double matting, wood frame and glass front. Full story on back. Wire hanging hardware included. Made in the U.S.A. 25.75"h. x 19.375"w. x 1.25"d.
Star orchids are among the 8,000 specimens in our Smithsonian Orchid Collection, which includes species from Africa, Asia, and Australia, as well as from the Americas. Cultivated in our Smithsonian Gardens Greenhouse Facility, the orchid collection is used to beautify museum interiors and for special exhibitions. Our 18th Annual Orchid Exhibition—this year entitled Orchids of Latin America—runs through April 21, 2013.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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