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Images Dated 2007 December

Choose from 654 images in our Images Dated 2007 December collection.

Pandanus candelabrum, P.Beauv. (Lustre Screw-pine) Featured December Image

Pandanus candelabrum, P.Beauv. (Lustre Screw-pine)

Original illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published as plate 5014, 1st November 1857. Watercolour and pencil on paper. W.J. Hooker points out that, although the specimen figured here was sent to Kew by the Governor Hercules G.R. Robinson from Saint Kitts, this species is a native of the West coast of Africa. PLEASE NOTE: Although identified as Pandanus candelabrum in Curtis's Botanical Magazine, botanists now believe this image shows Pandanus utilis


Stapelia reticulata, 1814 Featured December 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

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