THE TWO-ROWED APONOGETE.
A hardy Aquatic, from tile CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, belonging to the Natural Order of ARROWGRASSES
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
WE reproduce this plant in the hope of presenting a better figure of it than has yet appeared,
and of drawing attention to a hardy aquatic of which too little is known. Several years have now
elapsed since it was reported that a handsome sweet-scented water-plant from the Cape had been
naturalised in the tanks of the Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. It was to the species before us that
allusion was made, and it has since found its way, here and there, southward. It was introduced into
Cornwall by Sir Charles Lemon, where, as welt as in Devonshire, it seems to have as completely
established itself as if it were a native of the county.
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.
Condition: Excellent Vibrant color.