A description of the genus Cinchona, comprehending the various species of vegetables from which the Peruvian and other barks of a similar quality are taken.Entry ID: MBG2
Abstract: A description of the genus Cinchona, comprehending the various species of vegetables from which the Peruvian and other barks of a similar quality are taken. Illustrated by figures of all the species hitherto discovered. To which is prefixed Professor Vahl's dissertation on this genus, read before the Society of natural history at Copenhagen. Also a description, accompanied by figures, of a new ... genus named Hyænanche: or hyæna poison.
This volume was published in 1797 in London and presented to the Linnean Society of London. Aylmer B. Lambert (1761-1842) was a British botanist who studied in Oxford and assembled an important herbarium and library which was sold after his death. He included the dissertation of Professor Martin Vahl (1744-1804) of Copenhagen for description of some species. Additional species are described and accompanied by figures taken from the specimens themselves preserved in the Herbarium of Sir Joseph Banks. Thirteen uncolored copper plate engravings, some of which are folded, accompany the descriptions. Plates 4, 5, 7-12 were illustrated by Ferdinand L. Bauer (1760-1826) an Austrian botanical, zoological artist.
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