- Title Pages
- List of Original Plates
- About This Translation
- Chapter One The Inscribed Angrek
- Chapter Two The White, Double Angrek
- Chapter Three The Red Angrek
- Chapter Four The Fifth Angrek
- Chapter Five The Yellow Angrek
- Chapter Six The Remaining Yellow Angreks
- Chapter Seven The Dog Angrek
- The Fifty Seventh Chapter of the Auctuarium Gives the Following New Kinds of Angreks
- Chapter Eight The Purple Angrek
- Chapter Nine The Beseeching Plant
- Chapter Ten The First Ground Angrek
- Chapter Eleven The Second Ground Angrek
- Chapter Twelve The Wrapper
- Chapter Thirteen The Triple Flower
- Chapter Fourteen The Large Ambonese Orchis
- Chapter Fifteen The Small Ambonese Orchis
- The Susanna Flower
- The Petola Leaf
- (p.68) Chapter Twelve The Wrapper
- Rumphius' Orchids
Georgius Everhardus Rumphius
- Yale University Press
This chapter discusses the different aspects of the Involucrum. It is the third kind of Angraecum terrestre and its leaves resemble those of the first kind, for they are full of ridges and folds, at the back with sharp protruding ridges down its length, but finer than with the first one, thin, smooth, and of a blackish green, each one growing on a ridged stem, and clasping each other, like the Curcuma, together with the stem some three to four feet long, two hands wide. The flowers and fruits appear in a peculiar manner, not like an Angrek, but more like a lobba. A short spike rises up from the roots from between the leaves, fashioned from dirty-green leaves or scales, like the Hypophyton of the Globba durion or Curcuma, but much smaller.
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