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Erica monsoniae, L.f. (Lady Ann Monsons Heath)
Erica monsoniae, L.f. (Lady Ann Monsons Heath)
124. Leonotis nepetaefolia and Doctor Humming Birds, Jamaica
124. Leonotis nepetaefolia and Doctor Humming Birds, Jamaica
Protea formosa, R.Br. (Crown-flowered Protea)
Protea formosa, R.Br. (Crown-flowered Protea)
Aloe mitriformis, 1810
Aloe mitriformis, 1810
Decabelone barklyi, 1875
Decabelone barklyi, 1875
Kniphofia rooperi, Moore
Kniphofia rooperi, Moore
Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861
Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861
365. Strelitzia and Sugar Birds, South Africa
365. Strelitzia and Sugar Birds, South Africa
24. Sea-shore near Valparaiso, Chili
24. Sea-shore near Valparaiso, Chili
3. Burning Bush and Emu Wren of Chili
3. Burning Bush and Emu Wren of Chili
Gladiolus cruentus, T. Moore (Blood-red Gladiolus)
Gladiolus cruentus, T. Moore (Blood-red Gladiolus)
Haemanthus tigrinus, Jacq. ('Tiger-spotted Blood-flower')
Haemanthus tigrinus, Jacq. ('Tiger-spotted Blood-flower')
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

505. Common Aloe in Flower, Teneriffe
505. Common Aloe in Flower, Teneriffe
489. A Native Orchid and Butterflies, Mahe, Seychelles
489. A Native Orchid and Butterflies, Mahe, Seychelles
435. Protea and Golden-breasted Cuckoo, of South Africa
435. Protea and Golden-breasted Cuckoo, of South Africa
385. Some grotesque plants from the Karroo, South Africa
385. Some grotesque plants from the Karroo, South Africa
448. View of the valley of Ceres, from Mitchells Pass, Cabbage 448. View of the valley of Ceres, from Mitchells Pass
448. View of the valley of Ceres, from Mitchells Pass, Cabbage 448. View of the valley of Ceres, from Mitchells Pass
Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793
Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793
Amaryllis blanda (The Blush-lily)
Amaryllis blanda (The Blush-lily)
Protea speciosa (L.) L. (Splendid Protea)
Protea speciosa (L.) L. (Splendid Protea)
Haemanthus coccineus, L. (Salmon-coloured Blood-flower)
Haemanthus coccineus, L. (Salmon-coloured Blood-flower)
Psoralea aphylla, Jacq. ('Leafless Psoralea)
Psoralea aphylla, Jacq. ('Leafless Psoralea)
Stapelia reticulata, 1814
Stapelia reticulata, 1814
Stapelia pulla, Ait. ('Black-flowered Stapelia')
Stapelia pulla, Ait. ('Black-flowered Stapelia')
Stapelia reticulata, 1814 Featured Image

Stapelia reticulata, 1814

Original illustration of Stapelia reticulata, currently accepted as Huernia reticulata, commonly known as netted-flowered stapelia, from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1662, 1st August 1814. Watercolour and pencil on paper. In 1814, this species could be found in the hollows of rocks, near North Olifant's River, South Africa.
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

Podalyria styracifolia Sims ('Storax-leaved Podalyria')
Podalyria styracifolia Sims ('Storax-leaved Podalyria')
Erica primuloides ('Cowslip Heath')
Erica primuloides ('Cowslip Heath')
Haemanthus quadrivalvis Jacq. ('Hairy-leaved Scarlet Haemanthus')
Haemanthus quadrivalvis Jacq. ('Hairy-leaved Scarlet Haemanthus')
Tritonia rochensis Ker Gawl. ('Bending-flowered Tritonia')
Tritonia rochensis Ker Gawl. ('Bending-flowered Tritonia')
Stapelia olivacea, 1876
Stapelia olivacea, 1876
Senecio macroglossus DC
Senecio macroglossus DC
Stapelia corderoyi, Hook.f
Stapelia corderoyi, Hook.f
Ornithogalum candicans, 1845-1883
Ornithogalum candicans, 1845-1883
Frank Norman Howes, RBG Kew
Frank Norman Howes, RBG Kew
Sparaxis pulcherrimum, 1866
Sparaxis pulcherrimum, 1866
Stangeria eriopus
Stangeria eriopus
Romulea multisulcata
Romulea multisulcata
Sparaxis pulcherrimum, 1866 Featured Image

Sparaxis pulcherrimum, 1866

Current accepted plant name is Dierama pulcherrimum, commonly known as angel's fishing rod, wandflower or hairbell. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1866. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 92, plate 5555. 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

Leucadendron grandiflorum ('Great-flowered Leucadendron')
Leucadendron grandiflorum ('Great-flowered Leucadendron')
Aloe picta, Thunb. (Spotted-leaved Aloe)
Aloe picta, Thunb. (Spotted-leaved Aloe)
813. Plants of the Sandy-shore at Port Alfred, South Africa
813. Plants of the Sandy-shore at Port Alfred, South Africa
809. View at Morro Velho, Brazil
809. View at Morro Velho, Brazil
457. Wild Chestnut and Climbing Plant of South Africa
457. Wild Chestnut and Climbing Plant of South Africa
456. Haemanthus and other South African Flowers
456. Haemanthus and other South African Flowers
454. Ostrich Farming at Groot Post, South Africa
454. Ostrich Farming at Groot Post, South Africa
453. Yellow-wood Trees and Creepers in the Perie Bush
453. Yellow-wood Trees and Creepers in the Perie Bush
452. Flowers of Tulbagh, South Africa
452. Flowers of Tulbagh, South Africa
449. South African Flowers in a wooden Kaffir Bowl
449. South African Flowers in a wooden Kaffir Bowl
447. Four South African Plants
447. Four South African Plants
445. Scene in Dr. Atherstones Garden, Grahamstown
445. Scene in Dr. Atherstones Garden, Grahamstown