David Leaser is one of the world's leading botanical photographers. David's latest addition is Photographs of Rare and Endangered Orchids. He's launching the collection at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, where more than 500 vendors are busy getting ready.
McBryde Garden is a botanical ark for threatened and endangered plants of the tropics. Located in the verdant Lawai Valley, it is home to the world’s largest collection of native Hawaiian species outside the wild, and extensive plantings of palms, flowering trees, ornamentals, orchids, and other plants from tropical regions.
In this picture of the to an extant misunderstood John Laroche examining an endangered orchid, he shows his true passion for the plant with his knowledge of it and being the self-proclaimed only white man able to successfully cultivate it. With his plan of collecting as many of the orchids as possible and pollinating the endangered plant Laroche has no plan to harm the species in any manner. This was until having his passion reversed to an addiction by the orchid drug made by the Indians.
Botanical Gardens: Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO.One of the oldest botanic gardens in America (1859), it also boasts one of the largest Japanese gardens in the country. After wandering through its 14 serene acres of Asian plantings, trees, waterfalls and islands, step into an English Woodland Garden or an authentic Moorish walled garden. And don’t miss their tropical rainforest, with one of the world’s largest collections of endangered orchids.
Dove-Orchid / Holy-Ghost Orchid: Peristeria elata - In nature, it is found across much of South America as well as in Panama, Costa Rica and Trinidad. Peristeria elata is the national flower of Panama, and is extremely over-collected in its native habitat. This over collection has led to its status as a species threatened with extinction delineated in Appendix I of CITES - Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, a 14-acre Japanese garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.
St, Louis, MO - Missouri Botanical Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.
Sanctuaria by Morgan Ruben Jansen op de Haar. are designed to carry and preserve miniature pieces of nature. The work consists of a series of capsules carrying endangered plant species such as orchids, ferns and mosses from tropical rainforests around the globe. A last refuge, because their place of origin is rapidly destroyed. A collection of timeless objects. The project features 2 as of yet unnamed species of Orchid obtained from cut trees in Asia, their homeland already destroyed.