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THE LONG-CALYXED CHINESE AZALEA.

(AZALEA INDICA, CALYCINA.)

ORIGINAL PRINT

 [PLATE 70.]  

Date: 1851-1852

A Greenhouse Shrub, from CHINA, belonging to the Order of HEATHWORTS.

Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:

THIS striking plant flowered last year in the garden of the Hortictiltural Society. It had been sent from. China by Mr. Fortune, and put aside as some unimportant variety allied to A. indica, phoenicea. Its blossoms show it to be a much finer thing, especially remarkable for the very large size of the corolla, which, when fully expanded, measures more than three inches and a half in diameter, and is of a rich rose-colour, strongly speckled with bright crimson spots. There is also a peculiarity in its calyx, which is so long and leafy as to touch the re-entering angles of the corolla. We cannot, however, imagine that this circumstance gives our plant any claim to the rank of a species. On
the contrary, it would rather seem to warn botanists against placing too high a value upon circumstances which, however striking, are merely exceptional and fugitive......

Order#: PAX-70

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.

Price: $69.99

 

 

 

 

 

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