Himalayan gloxinia S Watts
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Botanical study of the Himalayan gloxinia, or Chinese trumpet flower, Incarvillea argute, here referred to as the Finely-cut amphicome Amphicome argute. The plant is native to the Himalayas and southern China. The plate shows flowers and leaves, with six detail figures of plant structure including the reproductive organs.
Plate 19 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘19’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly Ap. 1 1838. S. Watts sc.’
In the associated text, the author states that: ‘Seeds of this very rare and curious pant were given to the Horticultural Society by Professor Royle, marked as having been collected on the Himalayan mountains at the elevation of frpm 6000 to 8000 feet. A single individual was raised and produced its beautiful and graceful flowers in August 1837.’"
- Image reference: RS-17641
- ©The Royal Society
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