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Early 19th Century Gallery

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Aloe mitriformis, 1810
Aloe mitriformis, 1810
Lilium henryi, 1891
Lilium henryi, 1891
Dracula chimaera (Vampire orchid), 1882-1897
Dracula chimaera (Vampire orchid), 1882-1897
Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849
Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849
Roses (Rosa multiflora or Rosa polyantha), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Roses (Rosa multiflora or Rosa polyantha), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Poppy (Papaver), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Poppy (Papaver), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804
Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804
Stapelia reticulata, 1814
Stapelia reticulata, 1814
Ramalina sp, 1789
Ramalina sp, 1789
Lactarius deliciosus, Tafein 6, 1831–1846
Lactarius deliciosus, Tafein 6, 1831–1846
Tafeln 4, 1831-1846
Tafeln 4, 1831-1846
Stropharia aeruginosa, 1795-1815
Stropharia aeruginosa, 1795-1815
Aloe mitriformis, 1810 Featured Image

Aloe mitriformis, 1810

Original illustration of Aloe mitriformis, from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1270, 1st March 1810. The currently accepted plant name is Aloe perfoliata, and is commonly known as mitre aloe. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope. This drawing was made at Salisbury's Botanic Garden in Sloane Square.
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

Tafein 6, 1831-1846
Tafein 6, 1831-1846
Pholiota squarrosa, 1795-1815
Pholiota squarrosa, 1795-1815
Myriostoma coliforme, 1795-1815
Myriostoma coliforme, 1795-1815
Peziza vesiculosa, 1795-1815
Peziza vesiculosa, 1795-1815
Hydnoporia tabacina, 1795–1815
Hydnoporia tabacina, 1795–1815
Crucibulum laeve, 1795–1815
Crucibulum laeve, 1795–1815
Laccaria amethystina, 1795–1815
Laccaria amethystina, 1795–1815
Lyreleaf nightshade with red berries (Solanum lyratum Thunb), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Lyreleaf nightshade with red berries (Solanum lyratum Thunb), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Japanese Golden Ray Lily (Lilium auratum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Japanese Golden Ray Lily (Lilium auratum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Tiger lily (Lilium tigrinum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Tiger lily (Lilium tigrinum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Mammillaria rhodantha, 1830
Mammillaria rhodantha, 1830
Consolea moniliformis, 1821
Consolea moniliformis, 1821
Lyreleaf nightshade with red berries (Solanum lyratum Thunb), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828 Featured Image

Lyreleaf nightshade with red berries (Solanum lyratum Thunb), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants by Iwasaki Kan'en, also known as Iwasaki Tsunemasa, 1786-1842. This botanical manual was compiled during the Tokugawa era (1603-1867)

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

Harrisia divaricata, 1821
Harrisia divaricata, 1821
Pseudorhipsalis alata, 1828
Pseudorhipsalis alata, 1828
Pilosocereus royenii, 1832
Pilosocereus royenii, 1832
Echinocereus scheeri, 1906
Echinocereus scheeri, 1906
Parodia ottonis, 1842
Parodia ottonis, 1842
Leuenbergeria bleo, 1836
Leuenbergeria bleo, 1836
Echinopsis oxygona, 1835
Echinopsis oxygona, 1835
Selenicereus grandiflorus, 1799–1810
Selenicereus grandiflorus, 1799–1810
Vanda falcata aka Neofinetta falcata (Wind orchid), 1819
Vanda falcata aka Neofinetta falcata (Wind orchid), 1819
Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1864
Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1864
Lyreleaf nightshade with green berries (Solanum lyratum Thunb), 1828
Lyreleaf nightshade with green berries (Solanum lyratum Thunb), 1828
Wheel lily (Lilium medeoloides), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wheel lily (Lilium medeoloides), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Leuenbergeria bleo, 1836 Featured 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

Siberian lily ( Lilium pensylvanicum Fulgens'), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Siberian lily ( Lilium pensylvanicum Fulgens'), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Yuzu, (Citrus junos), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Yuzu, (Citrus junos), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Astrocaryum aculeatum, 1823-1853
Astrocaryum aculeatum, 1823-1853
Chamaedorea linearis, 1823-1853
Chamaedorea linearis, 1823-1853
Hyphaene thebaica, 1823-1853
Hyphaene thebaica, 1823-1853
Iriartea deltoidea, 1823-1853
Iriartea deltoidea, 1823-1853
Oenocarpus distichus, 1823-1853
Oenocarpus distichus, 1823-1853
Livistona humilis, 1823-1853
Livistona humilis, 1823-1853
Livistona inermis, 1823-1853
Livistona inermis, 1823-1853
Hyospathe elegans, 1823-1853
Hyospathe elegans, 1823-1853
Ptychosperma elegans, 1823-1853
Ptychosperma elegans, 1823-1853