Amazing illustrations & original descriptions from 1835

Discussion in 'Plants: Nomenclature and Taxonomy' started by Tom Hulse, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Tom Hulse

    Tom Hulse Active Member 10 Years

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    Here is a link to The British Flower Garden, Jan 1835. It is a complete book published on Google books. It has hundreds of original or early descriptions with fascinating snippets, in slightly antique English, about the discovery & culture of these plants.
    I've linked it directly to my favorite page, Datura sanguinea (now Brugmansia sanguinea), since growing these is my main hobby.
    If you like taxonomy, or even just great art, I think you'll enjoy these. :)
    - Tom
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Large thanks, Tom, for this! Great stuff. Lovely illustrations! I especially enjoy the text.
    You are correct in your surmise: I DO enjoy these!
     
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    Those are great! I love those kind of old plates. Does anyone know where i could find a good one of humulus lupulus?
     
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    or a good word for what these sorts of plates are called that i can use to search for them?
     
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    wow thanks! those are great looking. love the second one especially.
     
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    wow that is a great book. I might be reading more then just the hops sections. funny intro with the atropine.
     
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    "MEDICAL PROPERTIES Hops are generally considered to be tonic diuretic and somewhat narcotic For the latter virtues they cannot be depended on"
     

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