Combretaceae - Terminalia catappa. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed. Combretaceae
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Trees, shrubs and lianas. widespread in the subtropics and tropics. Some members of this family produce useful construction timber, such as idigbo from Terminalia ivorensis.
Combretaceae - Combretum coccineum
From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Paris & Strasbourg, F.G. Levrault, 1816-1829, volume 5, plate 221. Hand-coloured engraving after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm).
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Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) was possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day … In particular, his drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. ... (Blunt). With Pierre-Antoine Poiteau he collaborated in some of the most important botanical publications of the early years of the nineteenth century. In the finely illustrated botanical part of the Dictionnaire … the plates by several engravers were issued uncoloured or coloured.
* Pritzel 10.722; Nissen BBI 2239; Blunt p. 180 ff.; Stafleu & Cowan 1293 & 15.384.
Combretaceae - Combretum coccineum. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Combretaceae - Terminalia catappa
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1830, volume 57, plate 3004. Hand-coloured engraving by William Jackson Hooker (sheet 226 x 280 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 … (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.
Combretaceae - Terminalia catappa. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.