Commelinaceae - Zebrina pendula - Tradescantia x multicolor Mme Lequesne. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors). Commelinaceae
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Terrestrial herbs and climbers with a few epiphytes. Some are grown as garden and indoor ornamentals, such as Tradescantia.
Commelinaceae - Commelina coelestis
From: The British flower garden; containing coloured figures & descriptions of the most ornamental & curious hardy flowering plants, … by Robert Sweet.
London, 1823, volume 1, plate 3. Hand-coloured engraving by J. Allais after E.D. Smith (sheet 138 x 225 mm). Text missing.
€ 40
Ranks with Curtis's Botanical magazine and Andrews's Botanist's repository in respect of the abundance and variety of its illustrations. Features plants from all parts of the world cultivated in British gardens.
* Pritzel 9077; Dunthorne 293; Nissen BBI 1923; Great flower books p. 77; Stafleu & Cowan 13.545; Johnston 872.
Commelinaceae - Commelina coelestis. From: The British flower garden by Robert Sweet.
Commelinaceae - Dichorisandra hexandra - Dichorisandra ovata
From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Gand [Gent], Local de la Société (Casino), etc., 1845, volume 1, plate 26. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 250 x 305 mm with fold). Text enclosed.
€ 85
Belgian horticultural journal, published from 1845-1849 by the Royal Agricultural and Botanical Society of Gent, organizer of the famous flower shows in Gent, Gentse Floraliën, since 1809. Started and edited by Charles Morren at the same time as the more successful competitor Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe of the nurseryman Louis van Houtte.
* Nissen BBI 2212; Great flower books p. 84.
Commelinaceae - Dichorisandra hexandra - Dichorisandra ovata From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Commelinaceae - Dichorisandra leucophthalmos
From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Gand [Gent], F. et E. Gyselynck, 1854, volume 4, plate 428. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 163 x 243 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 65
Lemaire (1800-1871), was a French botanist and specialist on Cactaceae. He worked in Belgium as editor of several important botanical publications, such as the Flore des serres and l'Illustration horticole. Le jardin fleuriste was published from 1851 to 1854 in 4 volumes and is beautifully illustrated, sometimes with large folding plates, which have double numbers. It has a definite preference for the exotic plants, suitable only for the hot-house in northern Europe. In the first half of the 19th century colour-printing from stone dominated the scene of botanical illustration and the Belgian lithographers reached the ultimate in craftmanship, in a period that Belgium was one of the main horticultural centres in Europe.
* Pritzel 10.776; Nissen BBI 2338; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 4376.
Commelinaceae - Dichorisandra leucophthalmos. From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Commelinaceae - Dichorisandra pubescens var. taeniensis
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1888, volume 14, plate 7. Chromolithograph (sheet 168 x 253 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914, giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
Commelinaceae - Dichorisandra pubescens x taeniensis. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Commelinaceae - Dichorisandra reginae - Tradescantia reginae
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1893, volume 19, plate 9. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 243 x 157 mm). Short text enclosed.
€ 40
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914, giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
Commelinaceae - Tradescantia reginae. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Commelinaceae - Tradescantia albo-vittata ?
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1885, volume 11, plate 16. Chromolithograph (sheet 167 x 253 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 35
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914, giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
Commelinaceae - Tradescantia albo-vittata [?]. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Commelinaceae - Tradescantia crassifolia var. crassifoliais - Tradescantia tumida
From: l'Horticulteur universel, journal général des jardiniers et amateurs by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Paris, H. Cousin, 1841, volume 2. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 150 x 240 mm). Text enclosed. Text enclosed.
€ 55
Lemaire was a French botanist, noted for his publications on Cactaceae. He also edited several important horticulture journals of his time and contributed greatly to their content. l'Horticulteur universel was published from 1839-1845.
* Pritzel 5201; Stafleu & Cowan 4374.
  Commelinaceae - Tradescantia tumida. From: l'Horticulteur universel, journal général des jardiniers et amateurs by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Commelinaceae - Tradescantia spathacea - Tradescantia discolor var. vittata
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1856, volume 11, plate 1169-1170. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 240 x 415 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
€ 85
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Commelinaceae - Tradescantia discolor x vittata. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Commelinaceae - Tradescantia virginiana - Tradescantia virginica fl. albo
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed. Conducted by Samual Curtis. The descriptions by William Jackson Hooker.
London, Samual Curtis, 1836, volume 63, plate 3501. Hand-coloured engraving by Joseph Swan (sheet 160 x 253 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
The first and most important botanical magazine made up of ‘figures’ of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants … (Hunt). A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
Commelinaceae - Tradescantia virginiana - Tradescantia virginica x fl. albo. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed. Conducted by Samual Curtis. The descriptions by William Jackson Hooker.
Commelinaceae - Tradescantia virginiana - Tradescantia virginica
From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Boston, L. Prang, 1879, volume 1, plate 1. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 173 x 253 mm). Marginally stained and slightly foxed. Text enclosed.
€ 25
Thomas Meehan (1826-1901), a British-born nurseryman, was Kew gardener in 1846-1848; from 1853 at Germantown (Philadelphia). He was the editor of the Gardener’s monthly and the founder of Meehan’s monthly, a magazine of horticulture, botany, etc. The nice chromolithographed plates after paintings by Alois Lunzer and lithographed by Louis Prang, who published many books on natural history.
* Nissen BBI 1331; Stafleu & Cowan 5783.
Commelinaceae - Tradescantia virginiana - Tradescantia virginica. From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Commelinaceae - Zebrina pendula Mme Lequesne - Tradescantia × multicolor
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureaux de la Revue, 1879, volume 5, plate 9. Chromolithograph (sheet 166 x 252 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914 giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
Commelinaceae - Zebrina pendula Mme Lequesne - Tradescantia x multicolor. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).