Orchidaceae - Coelia bella|
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, L. Reeve, 1882, volume 108, plate 6628. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Nugent Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
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