Vahliaceae - Vahlia dichotoma - Vahlia oldenlandioides From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants,  by Robert Wight. Vahliaceae



Vahlia is placed alone in this family. It is a genus of herbs and subshrubs that grow in Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
Vahliaceae - Vahlia dichotoma - Vahlia oldenlandioides
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 115. Hand-coloured lihograph by Govindoo, Rungiah, lithopgraphed by Dumphy, Wight, Winchester (sheet 220 x 267 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.
  Vahliaceae - Vahlia dichotoma - Vahlia oldenlandioides From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants,  by Robert Wight.