Balanophoraceae - Hachettea austro-caledonica. From: Dictionnaire de botanique by Henri Ernest Baillon and others. Balanophoraceae



Subtropical to tropical family of unusual parasitic flowering plants. They have an above ground inflorescence with the overall appearance of a fungus, composed of numerous minute flowers.
Balanophoraceae - Hachettea austrocaledonica ?
From: Dictionnaire de botanique by Henri Ernest Baillon and others.
Paris, Hachette, 1886, volume 2. Chromolithograph by Portail after Auguste Faguet (sheet 230 x 310 mm).
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Auguste Faguet produced delicate botanical wood-engravings of great accuracy for the works of Henri Ernest Baillon. For the Dictionnaire de botanique, published from 1876-1892 in 34 fascicles, he also made 32 fine chromolithographed plates, which came out with each fascicle without additional text (2 contained no plate).
* Nissen BBI 61 + p. 150; Stafleu & Cowan 253.
Balanophoraceae - Hachettea austro-caledonica. From: Dictionnaire de botanique by Henri Ernest Baillon and others.