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Stapeliae novae

Francis Masson

Stapeliae novae

or, a collection of several new species of that genus; discovered in the interior parts of Africa.

by Francis Masson

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Published by printed by W. Bulmer, for George Nicol in London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL18281145M

Late that year he again set out for the Cape of Good Hope. His Nova Genera Plantarum includes the first delineation of many genera of commonly grown plants. All natural scientists of the 18th century spoke of him with admiration. Hood of England after whom this genus was named, since we know absolutely nothing about him other than he was a grower of succulents Bruyns,

These include the following. Each illustration is accompanied by a Latin and German description and includes the source or originator of the plant, its parents where known, and an explanation of the name. A collection of his specimens and water-colours of plants is found at the British Museum. Almost 1, of the 1, she made are of flowers.

Jacquin - Born in Holland, he eventually became the director of the botanical gardens at the University of Vienna. Here are some highlights of their work. Andrews - His Monograph of Geranium included descriptions and illustrations of 60 different plants. Meanwhile Dutch born, but also of Scottish descent, Colonel Robert Jacob Gordon —went to the Cape in —3, met with Masson and together they went on foot on a trip at the Cape in May


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Stapeliae novae book

He was collecting in the U. Masson was sent on a like errand in to the Canaries, Azores, Madeira, and the West Indies, more especially to St. Upon returning to Paris he was murdered in Landmann, Adventures and recollections, 1: — Two species only of Stapelia were heretofore described by botanists; the genus now promises a numerous harvest of species.

This showed the entire plant in bloom with flower buds. I sent a snapshot to Colin Walker and asked if he had any idea where the print came from. Putterill fl. Failure of greenhouse heating systems was reportedly responsible for the loss of plants in some individual collections.

During the Victorian era a number of artists specialized in botanical subjects. This depicts both the stems and leaves. Your plate is definitely the Masson Stapelia gordoni, whether original or copied.

The most popular is the variegated species. Masson notes in his introduction: 'I sailed for the Cape [with Cook aboard HMS Resolution] in the beginning ofand remained there two years and a half.

However, the war with France had made such ventures increasingly difficult. Wikidpedia says, "He is considered one of the most important of the botanical explorers of his time. They published the Botanical Cabinet of 20 volumes with 2, illustrations. She is known for her "paper mosaicks" collages or decoupages which she began creating in her 70's.

South Africa

Dictionary of South African biography, ed. His Nova Genera Plantarum includes the first delineation of many genera of commonly grown plants.

Back in Niagara by September, he returned through Kingston to Montreal, where he arrived in November. These are housed at the British Museum. Occasional light soiling and browning. Born inshe died in He coined the word 'taxonomy' and believed in Nature's War or the principle of natural selection "survival of the fittest".

One of his first three geranium illustrations was G. Later, stapelias were recognized as being a distinct group and a member of the milkweed family. He continued on to Japan where he resided for three years. He returned to England inand the following year he published an account of his journeys in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.

Yes I'll bring it tonight. Jacquin - Born in Holland, he eventually became the director of the botanical gardens at the University of Vienna. Returning to Kew, Masson found the gardening life tedious by comparison, and again turned to Banks for another opportunity to collect abroad.

His Beschreibung aller bekannten Pelargonien More Projects. He was also professor of botany at Vienna and director of the Vienna Botanical Garden.This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. Stapelia ciliata from Stapeliae novae.

He was, he wrote, “indulged” with royal permission “to remain a year at home”, but being Masson he was “unwilling to waste so much time in idleness” and wrote a book about one of the new plant families he had found: Stapelia.

These are bizarre succulents, and sometimes known as the “carrion. Welcome to the Cactus and Succulent Digital Library. We offer you a wide selection of books dedicated to cacti and other succulents.

We are able to do this because these books and catalogs are in the public domain or the authors have given us permission to reproduce their work. A favourite book that you want to share. en/atlasbowling.com InMasson’s only book was published, titled “Stapeliae novae: or, a collection of several new species of that genus.

discovered in the interior parts of Africa”. In the same year, he was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. InMasson was persuaded by Banks to undertake a collecting expedition to Upper Canada.

Francis Masson, a gardener and the first plant collector for the Royal Gardens at Kew also did a book on stapelias. His was called “Stapeliae Novae” in During his first plant expedition for Kew, he collected stapelias from the Cape of Good Hope.

Masson, Francis (DNB00)

Masson’s only book, Stapeliae Novae, on the South African succulents also known as "carrion-flowers" because of their smell, was published in Eponymy. The genus of plants Massonia is named for Masson.

There is a commemorative plaque to Masson in .