The Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower Garden Displayed (13-14)

The Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower Garden Displayed (13-14)

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. 1799 edition.: ...is usually increased by cuttings. There is a description of this species in the Mantis. PI. Linn, but we know of no sigure of it that has yet been published. Calycanthus Praecox. Japan All-spice. C/.j/ --i Order. ICOSANDRIA PoLYGYNIA. Generic Charatler. Ca!, l-phyllus, urceolatus, squarrosus: foliolis coloratis. Cor. calycina. Styli plurimi, stigraati glanduloso. Sem. plurima, caudata, intra calycem succulentum. Specific Charatler and Synonyms. CALYCANTHUS pracox petalis interioribus minutis. Linn. Sp. PI. ed. 3. p. 718. Ait. Keiv. v. 2. p. 220. tab. x. OBAI J. Robai. Jasminum flore pleno suavi scetido, fructu turbinato, semine phascoli. Kampf. Anteen. exot. p. 878. The learned and instructive Kaempfer in his Anuen. Exot. that vast sund of most usesul insormation, gives a figure of this plant, in which it is represented both with flowers and seedvessels, accompanied with a description and fliort account of it; from which we learn that it is cultivated in Japan as an ornamental plant, that the flowers are produced in February, before the leaves, that they have the scent of the violet, but become unpleasant on being long smelt to. Hearing that Lord Coventry was the first who possessed this plant in England, I took the liberty of writing to his Lordstiip in January 1799, to request some insormation on this point, as well as some others relative to its culture, &c. On the 13th of the fame month, his Lordship had the goodness to send me a beautisul specimen of the plant in bloom, a seedling plant one year old, together with a seed-vessel of the year 1798, and some seeds; in the Earl's letter is the following passage: --" the beauty of the Calycanthus pracox at this "moment surpasses all description, it is covered with blossoms "from top to bottom, and the fragrance of it may be per"ceived at the distance of fifty yards from the conservatory." By By his Lordship's direction, I received at the fame.show more

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