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Clitoria ternatea, L

Original illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1542, 1st April 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper. According to Curtis's Botanical Magazine this species is a native of the East Indies & of Cochin-China as well as Egypt. Apparently the seeds were first brought to Europe from Ternate, one of the Moluccan Islands. This specimen was communicated by Mr Anderson, from the collection of James Vere, Esq. at Kensington Gore, in July 1812

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Pandanus candelabrum, P.Beauv. (Lustre Screw-pine)

Original illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published as plate 5014, 1st November 1857. Watercolour and pencil on paper. W.J. Hooker points out that, although the specimen figured here was sent to Kew by the Governor Hercules G.R. Robinson from Saint Kitts, this species is a native of the West coast of Africa. PLEASE NOTE: Although identified as Pandanus candelabrum in Curtis's Botanical Magazine, botanists now believe this image shows Pandanus utilis

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Amaryllis blanda, Ker Gawl. (The Blush-lily; Amaryllis)

Original illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1450, 1st March 1812. Watercolour and pencil on paper. This species is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, where it was gathered by Sir Joseph Banks. It was also sent to Miller in 1754 by Van Royen, from Holland, and flowered in the Chelsea garden. This drawing was created from a specimen that bloomed on June 1811, in Mr Griffin's collection of Cape bulbs in South Lambeth

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