As part doing a stocktake of the tropical and temperate orchids in the Living Collection I was impressed to see accession numbers that indicated we had plants well over 100 years old.

We have 44 orchid accessions that are over 100 years old growing in the Living collection at the Botanics. This is a little about them and their collection factsheets.

This is a work in progress and as the curation of the orchid collection continues the plant names will be updated, identification changed, images added and more information regarding their source will all be added.

 

Stanhopea saccata Bateman

This plant was part of a lot bought through Protheroe & Morris, Auctioneers,  London, that arrived in the garden on the 27th March 1896.

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:18960056
Scientific Name:Stanhopea saccata Bateman
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Stanhopea
Epithet:saccata
Plant:18960056A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP2

 

Stelis alba Kunth

This plant 27th March 1896 was part of a lot bought through Protheroe & Morris, Auctioneers, London, that arrived in the garden on the 27th March 1896.

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:18960091
Scientific Name:Stelis alba Kunth
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Stelis
Epithet:alba
Plant:18960091A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Maxillaria turneri G.Nicholson

Came from Dr. J Foulis on the 3rd of June 1896.

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:18960154
Scientific Name:Maxillaria turneri G.Nicholson
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Maxillaria
Epithet:turneri
Plant:18960154A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
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Dracula bella (Rchb.f.) Luer

This plant was part of a lot bought through Protheroe & Morris, Auctioneers, Central Auction Rooms,  London that arrived in the garden on the 27th March 1896.

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:18961001
Scientific Name:Dracula bella (Rchb.f.) Luer
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Dracula
Epithet:bella
Plant:18961001B
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
Plant:18961001A
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
Plant:18961001C
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
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Masdevallia corniculata Rchb.f.

This plant was part of a lot bought through Protheroe & Morris, Auctioneers, Central Auction Rooms,  London that arrived in the garden on the 27th March 1896.

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:18961003
Scientific Name:Masdevallia corniculata Rchb.f.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Masdevallia
Epithet:corniculata
Plant:18961003A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Masdevallia demissa Rchb.f.

This plant was part of a lot bought through Protheroe & Morris, Auctioneers, Central Auction Rooms,  London that arrived in the garden on the 27th March 1896.

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:18961004
Scientific Name:Masdevallia demissa Rchb.f.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Masdevallia
Epithet:demissa
Plant:18961004A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Dryadella simula (Rchb.f.) Luer

This plant was part of a lot bought through Protheroe & Morris, Auctioneers, Central Auction Rooms,  London that arrived in the garden on the 27th March 1896.

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:18961006
Scientific Name:Dryadella simula (Rchb.f.) Luer
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Dryadella
Epithet:simula
Plant:18961006A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Cochlioda noezliana (Mast.) Rolfe

This plant was part of a lot bought through Protheroe & Morris, Auctioneers, Central Auction Rooms,  London that arrived in the garden on the 27th March 1896.

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:18961008
Scientific Name:Cochlioda noezliana (Mast.) Rolfe
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Cochlioda
Epithet:noezliana
Plant:18961008A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Odontoglossum x coradinei Rchb.f.

This plant was part of a lot bought through Protheroe & Morris, Auctioneers, Central Auction Rooms,  London that arrived in the garden on the 27th March 1896.

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:18961009
Scientific Name:Odontoglossum × coradinei Rchb.f.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Odontoglossum
Epithet:coradinei
Plant:18961009A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Bulbophyllum crassipes Hook.f.

This accession came into the collection from  Lyon & Turnbull 1 April 1897

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:18970073
Scientific Name:Bulbophyllum crassipes Hook.f.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Bulbophyllum
Epithet:crassipes
Plant:18970073A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP2

 

Pleurothallis obovata (Lindl.) Lindl.

This accession came into the collection from  W. Bull 7th April 1898

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:18980059
Scientific Name:Anathallis obovata (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Anathallis
Epithet:obovata
Plant:18980059B
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
Plant:18980059A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Cochlioda noezliana (Mast.) Rolfe

Came from Dr. J Foulis on the 21st September 1899

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:18990144
Scientific Name:Cochlioda noezliana (Mast.) Rolfe
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Cochlioda
Epithet:noezliana
Plant:18990144A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
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Cymbidium tracyanum L.Castle

Came from Bull and Sons on the 14 May 1903

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19030044
Scientific Name:Cymbidium tracyanum L.Castle
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Cymbidium
Epithet:tracyanum
Plant:19030044A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Pleurothallis macrophylla Kunth

Came from Hugh Low & Sons on the 9 Mar 1906

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19060021
Scientific Name:Elongatia macrophylla (Kunth) Luer
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Elongatia
Epithet:macrophylla
Plant:19060021A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Bulbophyllum sicyobulbon Parish & Rchb.f.

Came from J. O.Brien on the 9 Nov 1906

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19060076
Scientific Name:Bulbophyllum sicyobulbon Parish & Rchb.f.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Bulbophyllum
Epithet:sicyobulbon
Plant:19060076A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP2

 

Odontoglossum edwardii Rchb.f.

Came from Lyon & Turnbull on the 19 Sept 1908

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19080059
Scientific Name:Odontoglossum edwardii Rchb.f.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Odontoglossum
Epithet:edwardii
Plant:19080059B
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
Plant:19080059A
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced

 

Oncidium sphacelatum Lindl.

Came from Lyon & Turnbull on the 10th Sept 1908

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19081046
Scientific Name:Oncidium sphacelatum Lindl.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Oncidium
Epithet:sphacelatum
Plant:19081046C
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
Plant:19081046A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G38/0125
Plant:19081046B
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP2

 

Dendrobium thyrsiflorum Rchb.f.

From Miss Dawson, of Powfoulis Manor, Falkrik 16th Oct 1908

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19081049
Scientific Name:Dendrobium thyrsiflorum Rchb.f.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Dendrobium
Epithet:thyrsiflorum
Plant:19081049A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
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Masdevallia tovarensis Rchb.f.

From J.C. Wright. 20 April 1899

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19091020
Scientific Name:Masdevallia tovarensis Rchb.f.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Masdevallia
Epithet:tovarensis
Plant:19091020A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Cymbidium wilsonii (Rolfe ex Cook) Rolfe

From Mansell & Hatcher Orchid Growers

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19101008
Scientific Name:Cymbidium wilsonii (Rolfe ex Cook) Rolfe
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Cymbidium
Epithet:wilsonii
Plant:19101008A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
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Restrepia brachypus Rchb.f.

From Sander & Sons 1 April 1910

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19101010
Scientific Name:Restrepia brachypus Rchb.f.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Restrepia
Epithet:brachypus
Plant:19101010A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
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Coelogyne lawrenceana Rolfe

From Sander & Sons 11 April 1911

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19111006
Scientific Name:Coelogyne lawrenceana Rolfe
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Coelogyne
Epithet:lawrenceana
Plant:19111006B
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP2
Plant:19111006A
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced

 

Stanhopea grandiflora (Lodd.) Lindl.

From Sander & Sons 11 April 1911

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19111015
Scientific Name:Stanhopea grandiflora (Lodd.) Lindl.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Stanhopea
Epithet:grandiflora
Plant:19111015C
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
Plant:19111015A
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
Plant:19111015B
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Coelogyne tomentosa Lindl.

From Sander & Sons 12 January 1911

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19111050
Scientific Name:Coelogyne tomentosa Lindl.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Coelogyne
Epithet:tomentosa
Plant:19111050A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP2
Plant:19111050B
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G36/0145
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Maxillaria luteoalba Lindl.

From Sander & Sons 28th Feb 1912

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19120046
Scientific Name:Maxillaria luteoalba Lindl.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Maxillaria
Epithet:luteoalba
Plant:19120046A
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
Plant:19120046B
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Maxillaria coccinea (Jacq.) L.O.Williams ex Hodge

From Sander & Sons 28th Feb 1912

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19121008
Scientific Name:Maxillaria coccinea (Jacq.) L.O.Williams ex Hodge
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Maxillaria
Epithet:coccinea
Plant:19121008A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
Plant:19121008B
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
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Dendrobium x delicatum (F.M.Bailey) F.M.Bailey

From Sander & Sons 28 Feb 1912

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19121010
Scientific Name:Dendrobium × delicatum (F.M.Bailey) F.M.Bailey
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Dendrobium
Epithet:delicatum
Plant:19121010A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
Plant:19121010B
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced

 

Trias picta Parish

From Sander & Sons 28 Feb 1912

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19121014
Scientific Name:Trias picta Parish
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Trias
Epithet:picta
Plant:19121014A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP2

 

Masdevallia rolfeana Kraenzl.

From Sander & Sons 28 Feb 1912

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19121016
Scientific Name:Masdevallia rolfeana Kraenzl.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Masdevallia
Epithet:rolfeana
Plant:19121016A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Lycaste macrophylla (Poepp. & Endl.) Lindl. var. measuresiana (B.S.Williams) Fowlie

From Sander & Sons 5th March 1913

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19130038
Scientific Name:Lycaste macrophylla (Poepp. & Endl.) Lindl. var. measuresiana (B.S.Williams) Fowlie
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Lycaste
Epithet:macrophylla
Plant:19130038A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
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Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl.

From Sander & Sons 8th April 1914

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19140026
Scientific Name:Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Dendrobium
Epithet:chrysotoxum
Plant:19140026A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
Plant:19140026B
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced

 

Pleurothallis tubata (G. Lodd.) Steud.

Came to us from Glasnevin, before it was a National Trust Property, on the 10th of October 1914 as Physosiphon moorei

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19140076
Scientific Name:Stelis emarginata (Lindl.) Soto Arenas & Solano
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Stelis
Epithet:emarginata
Plant:19140076A
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
Plant:19140076B
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Dimorphorchis lowii (Lindl.) Rolfe

 

From Sander & Sons 27th Jul 1914 as Arachnanthe lowii

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19141005
Scientific Name:Dimorphorchis lowii (Lindl.) Rolfe
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Dimorphorchis
Epithet:lowii
Plant:19141005A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP2
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Pleurothallis stenopetala Lodd. ex Lindl.

From Sander & Sons 27th Jul 1914 as Arachnanthe lowii

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19141009
Scientific Name:Anathallis sclerophylla (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Anathallis
Epithet:sclerophylla
Plant:19141009A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
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x Odontioda Bohnhoffiae grex

From Mr E.H. Robertson from Burnside House Forfar, November 1915

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19151030
Scientific Name:Odontioda Bohnhoffiae grex
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Odontioda
Plant:19151030A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

x Odontioda Bradshawiae grex

From Mr E.H. Robertson from Burnside House Forfar, November 1915

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19151032
Scientific Name:Odontioda Bradshawiae grex
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Odontioda
Plant:19151032A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Masdevallia coccinea Linden ex Lindl.

From Mr E.H. Robertson from Burnside House Forfar, November 1915

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19151033
Scientific Name:Masdevallia coccinea Linden ex Lindl.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Masdevallia
Epithet:coccinea
Plant:19151033A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3
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Epigeneium coelogyne (Rchb.f.) Summerh.

From Mr E.H. Robertson from Burnside House Forfar, November 1915

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19151034
Scientific Name:Epigeneium coelogyne (Rchb.f.) Summerh.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Epigeneium
Epithet:coelogyne
Plant:19151034C
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
Plant:19151034B
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP2
Plant:19151034A
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced

 

x Odontioda Cooksoniae grex

From Mr E.H. Robertson from Burnside House Forfar, November 1915

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19151035
Scientific Name:Odontioda Cooksoniae grex
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Odontioda
Plant:19151035A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

x Odontoglossum Crispo-harryanum grex

From Mr E.H. Robertson from Burnside House Forfar, November 1915

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19151037
Scientific Name:Odontoglossum Crispo-harryanum grex
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Odontoglossum
Plant:19151037A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

x Odontoglossum Warnhamense grex

From Mr E.H. Robertson from Burnside House Forfar, November 1915

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19151048
Scientific Name:Odontoglossum Warnhamense grex
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Odontoglossum
Plant:19151048A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP3

 

Dendrochilum cobbianum Rchb.f.

Admiral Sir A.Berkeley Milne, Inveresk Gate Musseloburgh on the 23 March 1916

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19160015
Scientific Name:Dendrochilum cobbianum Rchb.f.
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Dendrochilum
Epithet:cobbianum
Plant:19160015A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/GP2