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Joachim Conrad Loddiges
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Plate No. 1408.
Caladium zamiæfolium.

by George Loddiges (text)
and George Cooke (plate).

in: The Botanical Cabinet, Consisting of Coloured Delineations of Plants,
from all Countries, with a short Account of each, Directions for Management &c.&c.
by Conrad Loddiges & Sons, The Plates by George Cooke. Vol. XV.
- London & Hackney 1828. Tab. 1408. - [Bot. Cab. t.1408]

note: this is the first description of Caladium zamiæfolium Lodd.
(Synonym of Zamioculcas zamiifolia (Lodd.) Engl.)


note: 'The Botanical Cabinet' was edited by Joachim Conrad Loddiges' son,
George Loddiges (17861846; official abbreviation: G.Lodd.). (Source: Wikipedia).
In botanical literature, however, Conrad Loddiges (1738-1826; official abbreviation: Lodd.)
is credited as the author of the basionym 'Caladium zamiaefolium Lodd.',
even though he had already died in 1826, two years before the publication of Vol. XV. (1828).
So the correct author's name of Zamioculcas zamiifolia might be (G.Lodd.) Engl.

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George Loddiges
(17861846)
Painting by John Renton
© London Borough of Hackney


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Plate 1408.
Caladium zamiæfolium
(Synonym of
Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

Text page by George Loddiges.


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George Loddiges (text) and George Cooke (plate):
Caladium zamiaefolium. Plate 1408 from The Botanical Cabinet, Vol. 15 (1828)



No. 1408.

CALADIUM ZAMIÆFOLIUM.

Class. 
MONOECIA 
 Order.
 POLYANDRIA.
. . . . . . . .

This very singular and curious plant, which we believe to be a native of Brazil, was introduced by the Horticultural So­ciety, by whom it was presented to us. The leaves are from one to two feet in length, coming out of the root, as does the flower, which is very short, lying on the ground: it was produced in August. We have preserved the plant in the stove, potted in loam and peat, but have not as yet made any progress in increasing it.




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The Botanical Cabinet
Title Page of Vol. XV. (1828)
© Klassik Stiftung Weimar - Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek



Plate 1408.
Caladium zamiæfolium
(Synonym of
Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

Three different prints of the
plate by George Cooke.


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Plate 1408

Plate 1408

Plate 1408


Compare images of three different hand colored prints of this plate.
Note the different colors of the spathe.

As this plate is the first description of the taxon Zamioculcas zamiifolia,
different colors may be interesting.
However, please be aware that, to a certain degree, color variations may have resulted from either different conservation conditions or from scanning, photographic or image processing techniques.


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