Wallpaper: Large Tongue Orchid – 1000mm × 1000mm

This exquisitely designed and visually striking square wallpaper panel features the Large Tongue Orchid, Cryptostylis subulata depicted as a drypoint etching on a field of monoprinted lichen and rocks.


Only 3 left in stock


Product Description

This beautiful native orchid was collected from Recherche Bay, Tasmania in 1792. This collection of type specimens is attributed to the French naturalist J.J.H. Labillardiere, but there is reason to think that it was actually collected by Felix de Lahaye. Lahaye was the gardener aboard the d’Entrecasteaux Expedition, who created the French Garden at Recherche Bay, and went on to be Chief Gardener in charge of exotic and rare plants for Emperor Napoleon and Empress Josephine at their Paris estate Château de Malmaison. You can find this luscious orchid in buttongrass moorland, damp woodlands and peaty sand soils.
  • Cryptostylis subulata


These panels are produced on PhotoTex substrate, the original peel-and-stick polyester fabric material. No framing required! Easily relocatable. Adhesive backing can be applied directly to wall, or onto Perspex, a glass divider or window pane. No damage to surfaces. Best installed on smooth surface such as plasterboard or glass. Opaque backing to block the light or underneath paint colour. Mailed in a sturdy cardboard tube complete with installation instructions.

About Deborah Wace - botanical artist Hobart, Tasmania

Deborah Wace is a botanical artist, fabric designer and professional printmaker from Tasmania. Through her highly detailed and intimate artwork she creates a window into the botany of Tasmania’s wild and often endangered plant communities including native orchids, rainforest, buttongrass and marine plants.

Deborah’s inspiration for her range is drawn from her extensive, private plant specimen collection, gathered and digitised over 30 years. She combines digital plant images with dry point and mono-print original artwork and etchings, which she layers to create her rich, complex botanical designs on fine fabric, wallpaper and a range of architectural substrates.

She is embedding sustainable plant specimen collection, production and printing processes into her work.