Lophiocarpaceae - Corbichonia decumbens - Glinus trianthemoides From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants,  by Robert Wight. Lophiocarpaceae



Comprising subshrubs and herbaceous species native to southwestern sub-Saharan Africa to southwestern Asia.
Lophiocarpaceae - Corbichonia decumbens - Glinus trianthemoides
From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, by Robert Wight.
Madras, P.R. Hunt for the author, 1850, volume 2, plate 113. Hand-coloured lihograph by Govindoo, Rungiah, lithopgraphed by Dumphy, Wight, Winchester (sheet 267 x 220 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
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Wight, a British surgeon, arived in India in 1819, with no training as a botanist. He became superintendent of the Botanic garden of Madras from 1826-1828. By the time he finally retired in 1853 he had described nearly 3000 species of Indian plants.This beautifully illustrated work on the Indian flora was published in 250 copies only.
* Nissen BBI 2141; Great flower books p. 81; Stafleu & Cowan 17.579.
  Lophiocarpaceae - Corbichonia decumbens - Glinus trianthemoides From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants,  by Robert Wight.