Cyclanthaceae - Ludovia lancifolia From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others. Cyclantaceae
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Family with 11 genera of mostly stemless, perennial, palmlike herbs, woody herbaceous shrubs, and climbing vines that are distributed in Central America and tropical South America.
Cyclanthaceae - Ludovia lancifolia
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1862-1865, volume 15, plate 1515-1516. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 255 x 332 mm with fold). Text enclosed.
€ 120
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
  Cyclanthaceae - Ludovia lancifolia From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Cyclanthaceae - Sphaeradenia imperialis - Carludovica imperialis
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1874, volume 21, plate 166. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 263 x 357 mm with fold) by L. Stroobant after F. de Pannemaeker. Text enclosed.
€ 75
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
  Cyclanthaceae - Sphaeradenia imperialis - Carludovica imperialis From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.