Passiflora x belotii 1824
Passiflora Impératrice Eugénie
Charles Lemaire, Ambroise Verschaffelt, and Jean
L’ILLUSTRATION HORTICOLE, JOURNAL SPECIAL DES SERRES ET DES JARDINS 1854-1884
'The Illustration Horticole,
Journal Special des Serres et Des Jardins was published in Ghent, Belgium
starting in 1854. It was a collaborative effort of the great plant specialists,
hybridizers and hunters of the day including Charles Lemaire, a prominent
botanist & professor, Ambroise Verschaffelt of the Nursery Verschaffelt family &
Jean Linden, the renowned orchid hunter and editor of Les Orchidees.
It was an exciting time in Europe, when the race to discover new plants and bring new cultivars to a never satiated public was in full swing. These prominent botanists collaborated on many of the seminal works of the day including Verschaffelt’s Nouvelle Iconographie des Camellias. These lavishly lustrated plates, hand colored or finished lithographs contain a wonderful selection of plants following the interests of the famous contributors of the era - orchids, camellias, roses, palms, rhododendrons, & azaleas & exotic plants among many others. References: Nissen BBI 2254. (21), Great Flower Books 1990 p.159.'