Asclepidiadaceae - Gonolobus suberosus - Periploca Carolinensis, flore minore stellato. From: Hortus Elthamensis seu plantarum rariorum quas in horto suo Elthami in Cantio coluit vir ornatissimus et praestantissimus Jacobus Sherard ... by Johann Jacob Dillenius.
Apocynaceae - Gonolobus suberosus - Periploca Carolinensis, flore minore stellato
From: Hortus Elthamensis seu plantarum rariorum quas in horto suo Elthami in Cantio coluit vir ornatissimus et praestantissimus Jacobus Sherard ... by Johann Jacob Dillenius.
London, the author, 1732. Engraving by the author (uncut, unpressed sheet 300 x 485 mm; impression 254 x 193 mm). Text enclosed.
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James Sherard (1666-1738), botanist and apothecary, had gardens famous for rare plants at Eltham, south of Greenwich. Dillenius made the gardens memorable through excellent illustrations, drawn and engraved by himself. They were sufficiently accurate to be of considerable service to Linnaeus (Hunt).
* Pritzel 2285; Dunthorne 94; Great flower books p. 55; Hunt 637; Nissen BBI 492; Henrey 643; Stafleu & Cowan 1471.