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1850 Myristica Moschata by Rosenberg

Myristica Moschata ~ 1850 ~ Rosenberg ~ The Gardeners' Magazine of Botany, Horticulture, Floriculture, And Natural Science, Volume 1

PRINT ENTITLED: "Myristica moschata".
SOURCE: The Gardeners' Magazine of Botany, Horticulture, Floriculture,
    And Natural Science, Volume 1.

PUBLISHER:  William S. Orr and Co., Amen Corner, Paternoster Row.
    London, England.
PRINTED BY:  C. F. Cheffins, London.
DATE OF PUBLICATION:  January to June 1850.
SCOPE & PURPOSE OF PUBLICATION:  A text of botanical interest.
PRINT METHOD:  Lithography.
PAPER TYPE:  Heavy weight bond paper.

HISTORY:  This lithograph was rendered in 1850 from a cultivated nutmeg tree grown into flower at the tropical fruiting house at the Syon House and Garden, Brentford, London, England. In the mid-1830's, a half dozen young nutmeg trees were sent by a Dr. Wallich from the Calcutta Botanic Garden to Mr. Ivison, the gardener at Syon (the establishment of His Grace the Duke of Northumberland). On their arrival, the plants were potted in Norwood loam and silver sand, and plunged in gentle bottom heat in a low wooden stove. Only after one year did the plants begin to grow and after 12 years they flowered into perfect fruitation. When the nutmegs from Syon were exhibited at the rooms of the Horticultural Society, it was remarked that it was the first time this type of tree had fruited in England.

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