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Blue Orchids By Oscarps

The first orchid in Europe flourished in 1731 in the collection of the English Admiral Charles Wager who obtained it from the Botanical Garden of Chelsea. For many years afterwards for the private collections of members of the upper classes, because they need very special care, the professional collectors, mostly from France and England, devoted themselves to the merciless plundering of American forests, putting many species at risk. extinction.

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