THE HYBRID CRENATE CACTUS.
A Garden Hybrid Greenhouse Shrub.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
THE following is the history of this beautiful production. It happened that the Phyllocactus crenatus was in flower in the Garden of the Horticultural Society at the same time as a very fine variety of Cereus speciosissimus belonging to Lady Antrobus. It occurred to Mr. Gordon to touch the former with the pollen of the latter. In due time a fruit was formed, and Phyllocactus crenatus became the mother of a batch of seed which has produced the race of hybrids of which the annexed is a figure...................
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.