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Decabelone barklyi, 1875 Featured Curtis's Botanical Magazine Image

Decabelone barklyi, 1875

Hand coloured lithograph of Decabelone barklyi, currently accepted as Tavaresia barklyi. This is a colour proof for plate 6203, from Curtis's Botanical
Magazine, published 1st December 1875.
According to Joseph Dalton Hooker, this species has been found in Little Namaqualand and in the Karoo, near the Orange River. The original illustration is partly based upon a drawing for which Kew is indebted to Mrs. Barber and partly upon specimens which flowered at Kew

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Leuenbergeria bleo, 1836 Featured Curtis's Botanical Magazine Image

Leuenbergeria bleo, 1836

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by William Jackson Hooker, 1836. Current accepted plant name is Leuenbergeria bleo, commonly known as rose cactus or leaf cactus. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 63, plate 3478.
Curtis's Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical featuring colour illustrations of plants and has been published continuously since 1787

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Leucojum aestivum, 1809 Featured Curtis's Botanical Magazine Image

Leucojum aestivum, 1809

Illustration of Leucojum aestivum, commonly known as snowflake, spring snowflake, summer snowflake or Lodden lily. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1809. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 30, plate 1210.
Curtis's Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical featuring colour illustrations of plants and has been published continuously since 1787

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew