Macodes petola

Even though I planned [and promised] to write about Maculinea butterflies, let me put this post first. I just got Macodes petola or Jewel Orchid in my mail box. The plant is beautiful with all these tender gold veins on the leaves… It was damaged – the top leaf [the very new one] was pinched and dried off. Now I worry if the plant will survive. The bottom leaves are seemed rigid, but those on the top are slightly drooped.

Macodes petola from Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, 1889, vol. 115 (Ser. 3 no. 45) pl. 7037



  1. There is nothing more lovely than 19th-century botanical plates!

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