Cleomaceae - Cleome spinosa - Cleome pungens From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan. Cleomaceae



Small family of flowering plants, comprising about 300 species in 10 genera. These genera were previously included in the family Capparaceae.
Cleomaceae - Cleome spinosa - Cleome pungens
From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Boston, L. Prang, 1879, volume 1, plate 38. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 173 x 253 mm). Foxing. Text enclosed.
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Thomas Meehan (1826-1901), a British-born nurseryman, was Kew gardener in 1846-1848; from 1853 at Germantown (Philadelphia). He was the editor of the Gardenerís monthly and the founder of Meehanís monthly, a magazine of horticulture, botany, etc. The nice chromolithographed plates after paintings by Alois Lunzer and lithographed by Louis Prang, who published many books on natural history.
* Nissen BBI 1331; Stafleu & Cowan 5783.
Cleomaceae - Cleome spinosa - Cleome pungens From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Cleomaceae - Cleome viridiflora - Cleome gigantea
From: Curtisís botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1832, volume 59, plate 3137. Hand-coloured engraving by William Jackson Hooker (sheet 230 x 297 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
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The 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; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Nissen BBI 2350; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
Cleomaceae - Cleome viridiflora - Cleome gigantea From: Curtisís botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.