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Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Strumaria gemmata Ker Gawl. ( Jewelled-flowered Strumaria )

Strumaria gemmata Ker Gawl. ( Jewelled-flowered Strumaria )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1620, 1st February 1814. Watercolour and pencil on paper. This species is a native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Virgilia capensis ( Vetch-leaved Virgilia )

Virgilia capensis ( Vetch-leaved Virgilia )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1590, 1st October 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Satyrium carneum, (Dryand. ) Sims ( Great-flowered Cape Satyrium')

Satyrium carneum, (Dryand. ) Sims ( Great-flowered Cape Satyrium')
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1512, 1st December 1812. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Trichonema speciosum, Ker Gawl. ( Crimson Trichonema )

Trichonema speciosum, Ker Gawl. ( Crimson Trichonema )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1476, 1st July 1812. Watercolour and pencil on paper. The currently accepted plant name is Romulea speciosa

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Crassula saxifraga Harv

Crassula saxifraga Harv
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 6068, 1st November 1873. Watercolour and pencil on paper. The specimen figured is from tubers collected in South Africa

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: x Disoselenicereus fulgidus, 1870

x Disoselenicereus fulgidus, 1870
Watercolour and pencil on paper of x Disoselenicereus fulgidus by Walter Hood Fitch from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, 1870. Artwork from volume 96, plate 5856

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Eremurus spectabilis, 1855

Eremurus spectabilis, 1855
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1855. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 81, plate 4870

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Lachenalia quadricolor, 1808

Lachenalia quadricolor, 1808
Illustration of Lachenalia quadricolor, commonly known as Cape cowslip. Watercolour on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1808. This is the original illustration painted for Curtiss Botanical Magazine

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Hesperantha coccinea, 1864

Hesperantha coccinea, 1864
Illustration of Hesperantha coccinea, commonly known as crimson flag lily or Kaffir lily. Watercolour and pencil on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1864

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Allium nigrum, 1808

Allium nigrum, 1808
Illustration of Allium nigrum, commonly known as ornamental onion. Watercolour and pencil on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1808. Original artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 29, plate 1148

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Dietes huttonii, 1875

Dietes huttonii, 1875
Current accepted plant name is Moraea huttonii, commonly known as moraea or Cape tulip. Watercolour and pencil on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1875

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Galanthus elwesii, 1875

Galanthus elwesii, 1875
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1875. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 101, plate 6166

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Sparaxis pulcherrimum, 1866

Sparaxis pulcherrimum, 1866
Current accepted plant name is Dierama pulcherrimum, commonly known as angels fishing rod, wandflower or hairbell. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1866

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Paphiopedilum insigne (Asian slipper orchid), 1835

Paphiopedilum insigne (Asian slipper orchid), 1835
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by M. Curtis, 1835. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 62, plate 3412. Curtiss Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical featuring

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Gladiolus x brenchleyensis

Gladiolus x brenchleyensis Plate 123 from Robinsons " The English Flower Garden" (1883); also shown are Geum montanum; Gllenia trifoliata; Gladiolus ramosus; Gladiolus colvelli

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Ann Webster, botanical artist, RBG Kew, 1951

Ann Webster, botanical artist, RBG Kew, 1951
Ann Webster studied at Guildford School of Art before becoming a freelance botanical artist, contributing to Curtiss Botanical magazine, Flora of Tropical East Africa and other Kew publications

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Dahlia coccinea, 1804

Dahlia coccinea, 1804
Illustration of Dahlia coccinea by Sydenham Edwards from Curtiss botanical magazine, vol 20, plate 762, 1804

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Vanilla planifolia, 1891

Vanilla planifolia, 1891
Hand painted lithograph of Vanilla planifolia by Matilda Smith, 1891. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 117, plate 7167

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Cyclamen africanum Boiss. & Reut. (Algerian Cyclamen)

Cyclamen africanum Boiss. & Reut. (Algerian Cyclamen)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 5758, 1st February 1869. Watercolour and pancil on paper

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Mesembryanthemum acinaciforme L. (Scimitar-leaved Fig-Marigold)

Mesembryanthemum acinaciforme L. (Scimitar-leaved Fig-Marigold)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 5539, 1st October 1865. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Encephalartos horridus, (Jacq. ) Lehm. (Three-toothed Encephalart

Encephalartos horridus, (Jacq. ) Lehm. (Three-toothed Encephalart
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 5371, 1st April 1863. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Cultivated at Kew as a Cape species

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Erica fastigiata, L. (Walkers Heath)

Erica fastigiata, L. (Walkers Heath)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, plate 2084, 2nd August 1819. Watercolour and pencil on paper. This species is a native of the Cape of Good Hope and, according to J

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Ophrys tenthredinifera (Saw-fly Ophrys, Bee Orchid), 1930

Ophrys tenthredinifera (Saw-fly Ophrys, Bee Orchid), 1930
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1930, 1st September 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper. This species is a native of Barbary and Sicily

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Erica monsoniae, L. f. (Lady Ann Monsons Heath)

Erica monsoniae, L. f. (Lady Ann Monsons Heath)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1915, 1st July 1817. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Stapelia Maculosa (Spotted-Flowered Stapelia), 1816

Stapelia Maculosa (Spotted-Flowered Stapelia), 1816
Hand-coloured engraving by unknown artist was published in Curtiss Botanical Magazine, Vol. 43, Plate 1548, 1813. Illustration is made with watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Polygala speciosa, Sims (Shewy Milk-wort, Showy Milkwort)

Polygala speciosa, Sims (Shewy Milk-wort, Showy Milkwort)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1780, 1st December 1815. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Helichrysum splendens, Sims (Shining Helichrysum)

Helichrysum splendens, Sims (Shining Helichrysum)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1773, 1st November 1815. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Echium fruticosum, Jacq. (Œ. ) minor ( Lesser shrubby Viper s-Bu

Echium fruticosum, Jacq. (Œ. ) minor ( Lesser shrubby Viper s-Bu
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1772, 1st November 1815. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Haemanthus tigrinus, Jacq. ( Tiger-spotted Blood-flower )

Haemanthus tigrinus, Jacq. ( Tiger-spotted Blood-flower )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1705, 1st February 1815. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Lachenalia quadricolor (Œ. ) lutea ( Spotted-leaved Yellow Lache

Lachenalia quadricolor (Œ. ) lutea ( Spotted-leaved Yellow Lache
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1704, 1st February 1815. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Mesembryanthemum inclaudens, 1814

Mesembryanthemum inclaudens, 1814
Original illustration of Mesembryanthemum inclaudens, commonly known as never-closing fig marigold, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1663, 1st August 1814

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Albuca viridiflora, Jacq. ( Grass-green Albuca )

Albuca viridiflora, Jacq. ( Grass-green Albuca )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1656, 1st June 1814. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Haemanthus rotundifolius, Ker Gawl. ( Round-leaved Bloodflower )

Haemanthus rotundifolius, Ker Gawl. ( Round-leaved Bloodflower )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1618, 1st February 1814. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Moraea collina (Lesser equal-flowered Moraea), 1814

Moraea collina (Lesser equal-flowered Moraea), 1814
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1612, 1st January 1814. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Lachnaea purpurea, Andrews ( Purple-flowered Lachnaea )

Lachnaea purpurea, Andrews ( Purple-flowered Lachnaea )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1594, 1st November 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper. This species was introduced to England by George Hibbert, Esq

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Podalyria styracifolia Sims ( Storax-leaved Podalyria )

Podalyria styracifolia Sims ( Storax-leaved Podalyria )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1580, 1st September 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper. This species is a native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Tritonia capensis Ker Gawl. (Œ. ) minor Ker Gawl. ( Lesser Trump

Tritonia capensis Ker Gawl. (Œ. ) minor Ker Gawl. ( Lesser Trump
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1531, 1st February 1813. Mr Griffin received some bulbs in the spring of 1812 from the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Watsonia marginata var. minor, 1813

Watsonia marginata var. minor, 1813
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1530, 1st February 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Haemanthus quadrivalvis Jacq. ( Hairy-leaved Scarlet Haemanthus')

Haemanthus quadrivalvis Jacq. ( Hairy-leaved Scarlet Haemanthus')
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1523, 1st January 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Tritonia rochensis Ker Gawl. ( Bending-flowered Tritonia )

Tritonia rochensis Ker Gawl. ( Bending-flowered Tritonia )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1503, Vol. 37, 1st November 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper. The plant figured was imported by Messrs

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Spraxis tricolor (Schneev. ) Ker Gawl. ( Three-coloured Spraxis )

Spraxis tricolor (Schneev. ) Ker Gawl. ( Three-coloured Spraxis )
original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1482, 1st August 1812. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Scilla brevifolia ( Rootsheathed Cape Squill )

Scilla brevifolia ( Rootsheathed Cape Squill )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, plate 1468, 1st June 1812. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Discovered on the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Tiglochin bulbosum ( Boulbous-rooted Arrow Grass )

Tiglochin bulbosum ( Boulbous-rooted Arrow Grass )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1445, 1st February 1812. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Introduced from the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Aloe depressa, Haw. (Short-leaved perfoliate Aloe)

Aloe depressa, Haw. (Short-leaved perfoliate Aloe)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1332, 1st November 1810. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope, blooms in the summer

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Aloe picta, Thunb. (Spotted-leaved Aloe)

Aloe picta, Thunb. (Spotted-leaved Aloe)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1323, 1st October 1810. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Aloe mitriformis, 1810

Aloe mitriformis, 1810
Original illustration of Aloe mitriformis, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1270, 1st March 1810. The currently accepted plant name is Aloe perfoliata

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Amaryllis ornata (Cape Coast Lily), 1810

Amaryllis ornata (Cape Coast Lily), 1810
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1253, 1st January 1810. Watercolour and pencil on paper. This specimen is the Sierra Leone variety

Background imageCurtis's Botanical Magazine Collection: Hoodia bainii, 1878

Hoodia bainii, 1878
Original illustration of Hoodia bainii, currently accepted as Hoodia gordonii, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 6348, 1st March 1878. Watercolour and pencil on paper




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