Rarioum Plantarum, 1641, Charles Lecluse


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I was working on a copy of Rarioum Plantarum Historia by Charles Lecluse, printed in Antwerp in 1601 and look what I came across.

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I’ve been in touch with Phil Wilson and neither of us knows of, or is aware of, any earlier description of Sarracenia. As Phil pointed out, this would have been before Linnaeus so the plant name is different to that we know it today. Sadly, I don’t speak Latin so cannot translate the text, but this is a very beautiful book and an online scan can be seen here:

http://www.botanicus.org/title/b12075048

The Sarracenia is on page 458.

Hope this is of some interest

Alex.

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