image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 17
Image number: RS.17640
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Red heath

Date

1838

Creator

S Watts (fl. 1830s, British), Engraver

After

Sarah Anne Drake (1803-1857, British), Illustrator

Object type

Library reference

49461

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 247mm
width (print): 150mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Botanical study of Red heath Erica chloroloma, here referred to as the Green-tipped heath. The plant is native to South Africa. The plate shows flowers and leaves, with two details of the ovary, style and anther.

Plate 17 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘17’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly March 1 1838. S. Watts sc.’

In the associated text, the author states that: ‘I am obliged to Mr. John Young, Nurseryman, Taunton, for a specimen of this pretty heath, which flowered in his collection in November 1836, at which time the drawing was made.’

John Lindley (1799-1865) British botanist and horticulturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1828.

Sarah Anne Drake (1803-1857), British botanical artist, was a long-term associate of the Lindley family and a prolific illustrator for James Lindley.

Associated place

<The World>
   > Africa
      > South Africa