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The Woodlands Orchids   By: (1841-)

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THE WOODLANDS ORCHIDS

[Illustration: ZYGO COLAX × WOODLANDSENSE.]

THE WOODLANDS ORCHIDS

DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED

WITH STORIES OF ORCHID COLLECTING

BY FREDERICK BOYLE

Author of 'Camp Notes,' 'Legends of My Bungalow,' 'About Orchids, A Chat,' etc, etc, etc.

COLOURED PLATES BY J. L. MACFARLANE, F.R.H.S.

London MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED NEW YORK: THE MACMILLAN COMPANY 1901

All rights reserved

This work is not of the class which needs a Preface. But to the Editors of the Pall Mall Gazette , Sunday Times , Black and White , Chambers's Journal , Wide Wide World , and Badminton Magazine I am indebted for license to republish my stories of Orchid seeking, and it is pleasant to acknowledge their courtesy. If those tales amuse the general reader, I trust that other portions of the work will be found not uninteresting, nor even unprofitable, by orchid growers. Plain descriptions of scarce species and varieties are not readily accessible. A mere list of the hybrids in the Woodlands collection would be found useful, pending the issue of that international catalogue which must be undertaken shortly; but beyond this I have noted the peculiarities of colour and form in such of the progeny as seemed most curious. No doubt many experts will wish that I had described some which are passed over and omitted some described without agreeing among themselves in either case perhaps. But I have done my best.

CONTENTS

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HOW THE COLLECTION WAS FORMED 1

THE CATTLEYA HOUSE 7

A LEGEND OF ROEZL 17

THE CATTLEYA HOUSE Continued 25

A STORY OF CATTLEYA BOWRINGIANA 37

A STORY OF CATTLEYA MOSSIAE 45

CYPRIPEDIUM INSIGNE 53

STORY OF CATTLEYA SKINNERI ALBA 59

THE PHALAENOPSIS HOUSE 67

STORY OF VANDA SANDERIANA 71

STORY OF PHALAENOPSIS SANDERIANA 79

HYBRID CATTLEYAS AND LAELIAS 87

A LEGEND OF MADAGASCAR 99

LAELIA PURPURATA 107

STORY OF DENDROBIUM SCHRÖDERIANUM 113

STORY OF DENDROBIUM LOWII 121

CALANTHE HOUSE 129

STORY OF COELOGYNE SPECIOSA 135

CATTLEYA LABIATA HOUSE 143

A STORY OF BRASSAVOLA DIGBYANA 151

LYCASTES, SOBRALIAS, AND ANGULOAS 159

STORY OF SOBRALIA KIENASTIANA 163

THE CYPRIPEDIUM HOUSE 171

STORY OF CYPRIPEDIUM CURTISII 183

CYPRIPEDIUMS Continued 191

STORY OF CYPRIPEDIUM PLATYTAENIUM 205

STORY OF CYPRIPEDIUM SPICERIANUM 213

THE COOL HOUSE 221

STORY OF ODONTOGLOSSUM HARRYANUM 229

MASDEVALLIAS 237

ONCIDIUMS 239

STORY OF ONCIDIUM SPLENDIDUM 241

LAELIA JONGHEANA 249

STORY OF BULBOPHYLLUM BARBIGERUM 253

INDEX 261

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Zygo Colax, Woodlands variety Frontispiece

Laelia elegans cyanthus To face page 16

" " Macfarlanei " 24

Cattleya Trianae Measuresiae " 35

" Schroderae Miss Mary Measures " 52

Cypripedium insigne Sanderae " 57

Laelia grandis tenebrosa, Walton Grange var. " 86

Cattleya labiata Measuresiana " 142

Lycaste Skinneri R. H. Measures " 160

Cypripedium William Lloyd " 182

" Rothwellianum " 190

" reticulatum, var. Bungerothi " 204

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