image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 22
Image number: RS.17643
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Red loasa’

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 the Red loasa Loasa lateritia. The plant is native to South America. The plate shows flowers and leaves.

Plate 22 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘22’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly Ap. 1 1838. S. Watts sc.’

In the associated text, the author describes the plant as: ‘A fine climbing species of this striking genus, remarkable for its orange red or bright brick-coloured flowers…It was first sent me by Mr. Veitch of the Mount Radford Nursery, near Exeter, in October, 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.

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