Friday, January 6, 2012

Sydenham Edwards: Amaryllis belladonna

This illustration of Amaryllis belladonna by Sydenham Edwards appeared in an 1804 edition of Curtis's Botanical Magazine. The magazine makes these notes about the origins of the plant:
Amaryllis belladonna was introduced into this country from Portugal in 1712, but where native is yet doubtful; the channel through which the plant has been received makes it more than probable that it is a Brazil vegetable. The older Botanists call its country India, which with them may mean the East Indies, South America, or even some parts of Africa...
A few facts about Sydenham Edwards

A few facts about Curtis's Botanical Magazine

A few facts about Amaryllis

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