image nouvelles archives du museum_v1_1865_plate 6
Image number: RS.13075
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Luffas and luffa hybrid

Date

1865

Creator

Debray (active 1860s, French), Engraver

After

Alfred Riocreux (b.1820, French), Artist

Object type

Library reference

RCN8171

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Botanical studies of the fruits of the Sponge gourd Luffa aegyptiaca,(here styled Luffa cylindrica) and the Ridged gourd Luffa acutangula (here styled Luffa amara). With a hybrid Luffa amaro-cylindrica.Three figures.

Plate 6 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.6.’ Inscribed below: ‘FRUITS DE LUFFAS, de grandeur maturelle. 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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