image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 19
Image number: RS.17641
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Himalayan gloxinia

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
      > flower

Description

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.’

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>
   > Asia
      > China