More tropical flowers but from a bit further back than yesterday. From Nancy Anne Kingsbury Wollstonecraft’s 1828 tome “Specimens of the Plants and Fruits of the Island of Cuba”.

Plumeria alba. Flower of the jasmine tree. Plate 8.
Plumeria alba. Flower of the jasmine tree. Plate 8. Rare and Special Collections, Cornell University. In the public domain. Digitalized by Cornell University. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463;view=1up;seq=1
Cordia sebestena or scarlet cordia. Plate 9. Page 59.
Cordia sebestena or scarlet cordia. Plate 9. Page 59. Rare and Special Collections, Cornell University. In the public domain. Digitalized by Cornell University. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463;view=1up;seq=43
Cordia gerascanthus/Prince wood or Spanish elm. Plate 10. Page 41.
Cordia gerascanthus/Prince wood or Spanish elm. Plate 10. Page 41. Rare and Special Collections, Cornell University. In the public domain. Digitalized by Cornell University. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463;view=1up;seq=47
Cameraria latifolia or Bastard Manchioneel. Plate 11. Page 45.
Cameraria latifolia or Bastard Manchioneel. Plate 11. Page 45. Rare and Special Collections, Cornell University. In the public domain. Digitalized by Cornell University. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463;view=1up;seq=51
Fruit of the Naseberry. Plate 12. Page 49.
Fruit of the Naseberry. Plate 12. Page 49. Rare and Special Collections, Cornell University. In the public domain. Digitalized by Cornell University. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463;view=1up;seq=55

Second blog post of botanical drawings from this book. More coming. Much left to look through.

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2 thoughts on “More tropical flowers but from a bit further back than yesterday. From Nancy Anne Kingsbury Wollstonecraft’s 1828 tome “Specimens of the Plants and Fruits of the Island of Cuba”.

  1. Hello,
    These newly found works at Cornell are amazing. I do have some questions i hope you can help with,

    In any of her works of science/art, is there work of the genipa fruits/plants ? The names change with time and as well as which common name per area studied.

    I am working with this fruit and i really enjoy learning more about it. I am right on the edge of this plants growing range.(Tampa Fl) . So looks like i have to make more vacation plants to the central and south america.

    i am also looking for people that study this tree. I am a biologist, not a botanist, therefore i am rather green(pun intented) looking for more information in botany.

    Thanks for your help

    Jon

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    1. Hi Jon
      There are two volumes of her botanical observations in Cuba digitalized. Some I’ve skipped over and there’s a lot I didn’t look through yet but I have looked through some and think I saw Rubiaceae. The common names do change, yes but the Latin one doesn’t. If you go back into my post & click through one of the links you could look through it. I did look online and she also wrote this http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/AA/00/06/46/26/00002/Nancy%20Kingsbury%20Wollstonecraft%20Letters%20from%20Cuba%202.pdf which you could look through. I’m an art person but remember similar trees growing where my parents had a house in Saint Lucia in the Lesser Antilles. And good luck. Great hearing from you! Sarah.

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