Flora Sinensis

Flora Sinensis contains 212 images of paintings of flowers and plants of China. The paintings were commissioned by Dr. Bernard Emms Read (1887-1949), who worked as a scientist in China where he taught at Peking Medical College from 1909 to 1932 and later was Head of Physiological Sciences and Director of the Henry Lester Institute of Medical Research in Shanghai. Dr. Read hoped to publish a complete visual record of plants of China, so he invited Chinese artists to paint from fresh living specimens. The artists were asked to paint exactly what they saw in the flowers and the plants with artistic and scientific precision. Many of the unusual flowers that appear in the paintings were collected by Dr. and Mrs. Read during special trips they made to locate and collect plants in outer Mongolia, Shensi, the Nankow Pass of the Great Wall, and other places. The classification and listing of the Latin and Chinese names were done by Miss B.T. Chiu, a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Botany, in the 1950s. Flora Sinensis, while not complete, may serve as a reference record of the flora of China in the 1920s and the 1930s.

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Abutilon avicennae Gaerthn.

1. Abutilon avicennae Gaerthn.

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Wang, K. C.王國琪

c.1920s-1930s

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Aconitum sinensis Sieb.

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Acorus calamus L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Aesculus chinensis Bge.

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Ailanthus altissima Swingle

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Albizia julibrissin Dur.

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Allium fistulosum

c.1920s-1930s

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Allium odorum L.

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Althaea rosea Cav.

Yen Hsi雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Amaranthus tricolor L. (Female)

Yen Hsi雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Amaranthus tricolor L. (Green)

Yen Hsi雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Amaranthus viridis L.

Yen Hsi雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bge.

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Arisaema thunbergii Bl.

Yen Hsi雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Asarum blumei Duch.

c.1920s-1930s

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Aster indicus L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Avena sativa L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Basella rubra

Wang, K. C.王國琪

c.1920s-1930s

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Belamcanda chinensis Lem.

Wang, K. C.王國琪

c.1920s-1930s

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Beta vulgaris L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Brassica campestris L.

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Brassica hirta Moench

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Brassica pekinensis Rupr.

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Broussonetia papyrifera Vent.

Yen Hsi雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Calendula officinalis L.

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Cannabis sativa L.

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Capsella bursa-pastoris

Yen Hsi雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Capsella bursa-pastoris

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Capsicum frutescens L.

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Cassia tora L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Catalpa kaempferi S. et Z.

Yen Hsi雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Celosia cristata L.

Wang, K. C.王國琪

c.1920s-1930s

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Cercis chinensis Bge.

Yen Hsi雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Chloranthus sp.

c.1920s-1930s

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Chrysanthemum coronarium L.

Yen Hsi雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Chrysanthemum indicum L.

Yen Hsi雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Chrysanthemum sinense Sab.

Yen Hsi雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Citrullus vulgaris Schrad.

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Citrus limonia Osbeck

王國琪Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Citrus sp.

c.1920s-1930s

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