- 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
The Dog Angrek
The Dog Angrek
- (p.37) Chapter Seven The Dog Angrek
- Rumphius' Orchids
Georgius Everhardus Rumphius
- Yale University Press
This chapter elaborates the different aspects of the dog Angrek, which has many long roots that are all tangled up, and which wind around a tree without forming a massive clump. The leaves grow in two rows, alternately over against one another, at a straight angle from the stem, stiff and ribbed, four to five inches long, and one and a half wide. The remainder of the stem is bare, somewhat bellied below, otherwise round, and two or three feet long, bearing few flowers at the tip, two or three together. These are, along with the white ones, the largest among all the Angreks, fashioned from five leaves, all purple, without characters, of which the four outer leaves are spread out.
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