THE TETRANDROUS BORONIA.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
By what strange blunder this plant, having eight stamens, gained the reputation and name of having four, we are unable to say. It owed its name to the French botanist Labillardiere, who, it is to be inferred, did not possess very accurate powers of observation. English nurserymen,, in return, have given it another name, which belongs to a totally different species, and which is just as inapplicable.The accompanying drawing was made in the Garden of the Horticultural Society a mouth since, and is thus noticed in the Society's Journal.
Size: 8 ˝” x 11”
Paxton produced The Magazine of Botany, and Register of
Flowering Plants. This series of magazines was published in London 1834-1849.
During the years of 1850-1852, Paxton along with John Lindley published the rare
three-volume work: PAXTON’S FLOWER GARDEN. Represented are many exotic species
especially fine Orchids. They are often compared to the early volumes of Warner
and Williams, Orchid Album. The print offered for sale here is from this first
edition, which is a completely different product to the 1882 color printed
edition frequently found. These prints were produced using a zincographic
process along with hand coloring and have the plate markings Pinx & Zinc.