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Image number: RS.13071
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Four-o’clock and foxglove hybrids

Date

1865

Creator

Debray (active 1860s, French), Engraver

After

Alfred Riocreux (b.1820, French), Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 294mm
width (print): 225mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > plant
      > flower

Description

Botanical studies showing the flowers of two hybridisations. A. Mirabilis longifloro-jalapa, the first generation cross between Angel’s trumpets Mirabilis longiflora and the Four-o’ Clock or Marvel of Peru, Mirabilis jalapa (four figures). B. Digitalis luteo-purpurea, a supposed cross between the Yellow foxglove Digitalis lutea and the Common foxglove Digitalis purpurea (four figures).

Plate 2 accompanying the paper ‘Nouvelles recherches sur l’hybridité dams les végétaux’, by Charles Naudin, Nouvelles archives du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle…’ v.1 (Paris, 1865) pp.25-176.

Inscribed above: ‘Nouvelles archives du Muséum. Mémoires. Tom.I Pl.2.’ Inscribed below: ‘A. MIRABILIS LONGIFLORO-JALAPA. B. DIGITALIS LUTEO-PURPUREA…Riocreux del. Debray sc. Imp. A. Salmon, à Paris.’

Charles Victor Naudin (1815-1899) French botanist and pioneer of selection studies in plant-breeding.

Associated place

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