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Every Spring, Saint Louisans are gifted with an exotic assortment of orchids to view at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. This year’s theme was “Orchid Mania”, a time of increasing fascination in Orchid collection and cultivation during the Victorian Period that is referred to as the “Orchidelirium”. The Victorian Orchid Fever led to new species discovery and ignited a movement of intense study, collection and cultivation of the exquisitely beautiful and diverse flower. I hope you will enjoy this collection of images from this year’s exhibition, taken on a dark and stormy Spring morning.


Cuitlauzina egertonii, Mexico – Columbia


Dendrobium kingianum, Australia 


Phalaenopsis hybrid


Tolumnia Jairak Flyer


Dendrochilum latifolium


Ansellia africana


Epidendrum Pretty Lady


Epidendrum Pacific Mandarin


Epidendrum pseudepidendrum (left), Dendrobium lindleyi (right)


Lockhartia acuta (left), Tree Moss (right)


Phalaenopsis hybrid


Dendrobium x delicatum (left), Stelis quadrifida (right)


Phalaenopsis Barbara Fuchs


Prosthechea cochleata


Cattleya Aqui-Finn


Phalaenopsis hybrid (left), Phalaenopsis Catalina (right)


Dendrobium x delicatum


Learn More About the Missouri Botanical Gardens Orchid Show:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/things-to-do/events/signature-events/orchid-show.aspx

Learn More About the Orchidelirium Period: 
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/orchidelirium-obsession-orchids-lasted-centuries-180954060/

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