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Angraecum sesquipedale – Darwin’s Orchid

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For more information on this amazing plant; its discovery in Madagascar in 1798 by French Botanist Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars, its association with Charles Darwin who surmised that the plant could only be pollinated by, at that time, an undiscovered moth with a proboscis of unprecedented length and how his prediction was verified after his death, sign up for our newsletter by clicking the link on our home page.

Botanical Name: Angraecum sesquipedale

Common Name: Darwin’s Orchid

 

2 Comments

  • KEN HAVE YOU TRIED TO GROW THIS ORCHID

    • Hi Diane,
      No unfortunately I’ve never had the opportunity to grow one of these beautiful orchids.
      They’re incredibly rare and difficult to find.
      If I ever did acquire one I would build a solarium specifically for that one orchid to ensure its survival.
      Thanks for the question.
      (This plant really deserves more attention than it gets)

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