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.

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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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Cocos nucifera L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Commelina communis L.

Yen Hsi

雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Cucumis melo L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Cucumis sativus L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Cynanchum sp.

Yen Hsi

雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Daphne odora Thunb.

Yen Hsi

雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Datura metel L.

王國琪

Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Datura stramonium L.

王國琪

Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Daucus carota L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Digitalis purpurea L.

Wang, K. C.

王國琪

c.1920s-1930s

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Diospyros kaki L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Dolichos lablab L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Eclipta alba Hassk.

c.1920s-1930s

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Ephedra equisetina Bge.

王國琪

Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Eupatorium lindleyanum DC.

Wang, K. C.

王國琪

c.1920s-1930s

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Euphorbia esula L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Euphorbia helioscopia L.

Yen Hsi

雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Fagopyrum esculentum Moench

王國琪

Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Ficus pumila L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Firmiana platanifolia R. Br.

Yen Hsi

雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Gardenia jasminoides Ellis.

Yen Hsi

雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Ginkgo biloba

c.1920s-1930s

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Glycine soyo S. et Z. (Plant)

王國琪

Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Glycine soyo S. et Z. (Product)

王國琪

Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Gynandropsis gynandra Briq.

王國琪

Wang, K. C.

c.1920s-1930s

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Hordeum vulgare L.

c.1920s-1930s

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Hypericum chinensis L.

Yen Hsi

雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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Hypericum sp.

c.1920s-1930s

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Inula linariaefolia Mrcz.

Yen Hsi

雁西

c.1920s-1930s

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