Melastomataceae - Tibouchina nitida -
From: Curtisís botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1832, volume 59 (plate 3142). Hand-coloured engraving by Greville (sheet 144 x 229 mm). Text enclosed.
Ä 40The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants Ö (Hunt). A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.