image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 31
Image number: RS.17651
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Echinopsis cactus

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 cactus Echinopsis eyriesii, here referred to as the Glaucous sweet-scented porcupine cactus Echinocactus eyriesii, var. glaucus. The plant is native to South America. The plate shows the plant with two flower spikes, one in full bloom.

Plate 31 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘31’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly June 1. 1838. S. Watts sc.’

In the associated text, the author states that: ‘There is a specimen of this pretty plant in the garden of the Horticultural Society, but its origin is not known.’

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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