All members of this family proper are trees or shrubs found in tropical and southern Africa.
From: Curtisís botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1832, volume 59, plate 3178. Hand-coloured engraving by William Jackson Hooker (sheet 143 x 225 mm). Text enclosed.
Ä 60The 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; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
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 9. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 173 x 253 mm). Marginally slightly stained and foxed. Text enclosed.
Ä 25Thomas 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.
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