Edwards, John, b. 1742 / A select collection of one hundred plates: consisting of the most beautiful, exotic and British flowers which blow in our English gardens: accurately drawn and coloured from nature, with their botanic characters, and a short account of their cultivation, their uses in medicine, with the Latin and English names
[The strawberry tree; Tallest magnolia with a very white flower], pp. 46-Plate 92 ff.
4(6 PLA T E XCL vfrbutus-. Lin. Gem. Plant. 552. The Strawberr y Tree 'THE 4ýharade rs are, THE Flower hath a fmall, obtufe, pemrnaftent Empalement, which is cdt into five Parts, A, .,ot Vhich the Germen fits; the Flower B, is of one Leaf, fhaped like a Pitcher, and divided into five Parts at the Brim, which turn backward; it hath ten lhort*Stamina, C, 'iich are joined at the Bottom to the Flower Leaf, thefe are crown'd with bifid Summitsý as D, at the Bottom of the Flower is fituated the globular Germen, E, fupporting a cylindrical Style, F, crowned by a thick blunt ,tigma. After the Flower is pail, the Germen becomes an oval or round Berry, having five Cells filled with hard Seeds, as teprefented at G. THIs Genus if Plants is ranged in the tenth Clafs of Linneus, entitled DECANDRIA MONOGyNIA, from the Flowers having ten Stamina and one Style. Ttis Specie iS, ABUTUS (tUnedo) foliis Glabris ferratis, baccis polyrpermis, caule eteao aboreo, Strawberry-tree with fmooth fawed Leaves, Berries having many Seeds, and an upright Trunk, Arbutus folio ferrato. C. B. P. 46o. THIs fort is the common Strawberry tree, and is too well known to require any Defcription of it here, being at prefent in moft of the Englifh Gardens, and is one of the greateft Ornaments to them in the Months of O&ober and November, that being the Seal~n when the Trees are in flower, and the Fruit of the former Year is ripe ; for the Fruit is an whole Year growing to perfeaion : the Fruit which is produced from the Flowers of one Year, do not ripen till the Bloffoms of the fucceeding Year are fully blown ; fo that When there is plenty of Fruit and Flowers upon the Trees, they make a goodly Appearance, and at a Seafon when moft other Trees are paft their Bauty. Mill. Gard. Dif. P L A T E XCII, Ma2gnolia. Pluin. n- v GIen. 3 Tab. 7 Lin. Cn. Plant. 690 g The Laurel leaved Taulp!tree. Yulg'. Tut Chara~terts Afej THE Empalement is compofed of three oval concave Leaves) A, like Petals, which foon fall away;i the Flowers is compofed of nine oblong blunt Petals, which are concave, as B. It hath a great Number of fhort Stamina, which are compreffed and inferted in the Germen, terminated by linear Summits, adhering to every'Side of the Stamina;i it hath many oblong oval Germenj C, faftened to the Receptacle, f-upporting -recurved, contorted, Ahort Styles, 9, with longitudinal hairy Stigmas ; the Germen afterward becomes oval cones) as E, with roundifli compreffed Capfules, almofl imbricated# having one Cell, opening with two Valves, F, inclofing one Kidney lhaped Seed, hanging by a flendef Thread from the Scale of the Cone, as G. THIS Genus of Plants is ranged in the feventh Se&ion of Li'nntus's thirteenth Clafs, entitled POLYANDRIA POLY'GYNIA, which includes thofe Plants whofe Flowers have many Stamina and Styles : if Fither Plumi7er's Figure of the Seaion of this is exa&,f his mull be a different Genus from this, for the Seeds of his is reprefented within the Fruit lying round a Column. THis Specie is, MAGNOLIA (Grandiflora) foliis lanciolatis petfiftentibtis, caule eredtarborea.lV 172. Magnolia with fpear fhaped Leaves, which are ever green, and an ered 'T Magnolia attiflima flore ingenti Candido, Catefb. Carol. 2. P. 61. Talleft Ma,,noli w white Flower, commonly called greater Magnolia or Tulip Tree with a Laurel Leaf, THIs Sort grows in Florida and South Carolina, where it rifes to the height of eight with a fArait Trunk upward of two Feet diameter, having a large regular Head,; the Tree refembleth thofe of the common Laurel, but are much larger and are of a hining upper Side, and in fome they are of a ruffet or buff Golour; on their underfide, thefe L all the Year, fo that this is one of the moft beautiful ever-green Trees yet known are produced at the End of the Branches j they are compofed of eight or ten Pet narrow at their Bafe, but broad at their Extremity, where they are rounded, and
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