Corymbose African lobelia Lobelia corymbosa Elegant greenhouse plant with purple and white flowers from the Cape of Good Hope.
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Illustration by WJ Hooker, engraved by Swan. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Samuel Curtis's The Curtis Botanical Magazine 1826. Samuel Curtis cousin and son-in-law to William Curtis took over the Botanical Magazine in 1826. Samuel re-named it The Curtis Botanical Magazine and enlisted the help of William Jackson Hooker Professor of Botany at Glasgow University. Samuel Curtis' daughters drew the illustrations for the magazine.