Cape Crinum Black River variety Crinum capense var. riparia Crinum lily with purple and crimson flowers from the Black River South Africa.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Cape Crinum Black River variety Crinum capense var. riparia Crinum lily with purple and crimson flowers from the Black River South Africa.

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Illustration by William Herbert, engraved by Weddell. Herbert (1778-1847) was a clergyman, classical scholar poet and botanist. A keen gardener he was an expert on bulbous plants and developed many new varieties. 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.
 

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