Amaryllidaceae - Hypoxis stellata. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others. Hypoxidaceae
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This family has only recently been recognized by taxonomists. Their members are small to medium herbs, with grass-like leaves and an invisible stem, modified into a corm or a rhizome.
Hypoxidaceae - Hypoxis erecta
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 2, plate 22. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 174 x 254 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 30
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 Gardener’s monthly and the founder of Meehan’s 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.
Amaryllidaceae - Hypoxis erecta. From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Hypoxidaceae - Hypoxis stellata
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1855-1856, volume 10, plate 1027. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 240 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 45
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.
Amaryllidaceae - Hypoxis stellata. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.