Scarlet kunzea S Watts
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Botanical study of the Scarlet kunzea Kunzea baxteri, here referred to as the Small-spiked callistemon Callistemon microstachyum. The plant is native to Australia. The plate shows a flower spike and leaves, with a sectional detail of the plant’s ovary.
Plate 7 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘7’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub. by J. Ridgway 169 Piccadilly Feby.1 1838. S Watts. sc.’
In the associated text, the author states that this is: ‘A New Holland plant, which flowered for the first time in Europe in the garden of William Harrison Esq., of Cheshunt, in March, 1837, at which time it was exhibited at one of the meetings of the Horticultural Society in Regent Street, where it gained a medal.’"
- Image reference: RS-17631
- ©The Royal Society
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