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Trichonema speciosum, Ker Gawl. ('Crimson Trichonema') Featured Botanical Art Image

Trichonema speciosum, Ker Gawl. ('Crimson Trichonema')

Original illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1476, 1st July 1812. Watercolour and pencil on paper. The currently accepted plant name is Romulea speciosa. Native of the Cape of Good Hope, this drawing was taken from a plant that flowered in Mr. Knight's greenhouse, King's-Road, Fulham, and which had originally been obtained from Mr. Hibbert's collection

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Crassula saxifraga Harv Featured Botanical Art Image

Crassula saxifraga Harv

Original illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published as plate 6068, 1st November 1873. Watercolour and pencil on paper. The specimen figured is from tubers collected in South Africa. According to J.D. Hooker, this species has a wide South African distribution, being found on mountain sides from the extreme south-west, as on the Muysenberg mountain, near Simon's bay, to Port Elizabeth and Albany

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Pelargonium oblongatum, E. Meyer Featured Botanical Art Image

Pelargonium oblongatum, E. Meyer

Original illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published as plate 5996, 1st October 1872. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Hooker describes how this species is a native of Namaqualand in South Africa, where it was discovered by Burchell in 1814. The specimen that is figured here flowered with Walter Beck of Isleworth

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