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Mid 19th Century Gallery

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Choose from 39 images in our Mid 19th Century collection.


Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849
Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849
Giant cereus, 1854
Giant cereus, 1854
Carnegiea gigantea, 1854
Carnegiea gigantea, 1854
Cleistocactus baumannii, 1850
Cleistocactus baumannii, 1850
Copiapoa marginata, 1851
Copiapoa marginata, 1851
Opuntia tuna, 1848
Opuntia tuna, 1848
Echinocactus platyacanthus, 1850
Echinocactus platyacanthus, 1850
Thelocactus buekii, 1853
Thelocactus buekii, 1853
Ferocactus hamatacanthus, 1852
Ferocactus hamatacanthus, 1852
Echinocactus rhodophthalmus, 1850
Echinocactus rhodophthalmus, 1850
Coryphantha octacantha, 1848
Coryphantha octacantha, 1848
Echinocereus cinerascens, 1848
Echinocereus cinerascens, 1848
Opuntia tuna, 1848 Featured Image

Opuntia tuna, 1848

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Teast Edwards, 1848. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 38, plate 1557. Current accepted plant name is Opuntia tuna, commonly known as cochineal cactus or prickly pear.
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

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
Raphia taedigera, 1823-1853
Raphia taedigera, 1823-1853
Salacca affinis, 1850
Salacca affinis, 1850
Actinorhytis calapparia, 1850
Actinorhytis calapparia, 1850
Astrocaryum aculeatum, 1823-1853 Featured Image

Astrocaryum aculeatum, 1823-1853

Illustration of Astrocaryum aculeatum, commonly known as tucum?£ Bactris hirta var. pectinata, Bactris hirta
from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-1853

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

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Licuala triphylla, 1850
Licuala triphylla, 1850
Oncosperma horridum, 1850
Oncosperma horridum, 1850
Pinanga gracilis, 1850
Pinanga gracilis, 1850
Livistona jenkinsiana, 1850
Livistona jenkinsiana, 1850
Licuala longipes, 1850
Licuala longipes, 1850
Calamus melanochaetes, 1850
Calamus melanochaetes, 1850
Roscoea purpurea, 1852
Roscoea purpurea, 1852
Fritillaria graeca, 1858
Fritillaria graeca, 1858
Lilium giganteum, 1852
Lilium giganteum, 1852
Tropaeolum speciosum, 1847
Tropaeolum speciosum, 1847
Fritillaria oxypetala, 1953
Fritillaria oxypetala, 1953
Stanhopea tigrina, 1845
Stanhopea tigrina, 1845
Lilium giganteum, 1852 Featured Image

Lilium giganteum, 1852

Current accepted plant name is Cardiocrinum giganteum, commonly known as giant lily, giant Himalyan lily. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1852. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 78, plate 4673. 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

Disa uniflora (Pride of Table Mountain), 1841
Disa uniflora (Pride of Table Mountain), 1841
Dendrobium nobile (Noble orchid), 1837
Dendrobium nobile (Noble orchid), 1837
Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1849
Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1849