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More accurate publication dates for H.C. Andrews’ The Heathery, particularly volumes 5 and 6

R. J. Cleevely, E. C. Nelson, E. G. H. Oliver
Bothalia | Vol 33, No 2 | a452 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v33i2.452 | © 2003 R. J. Cleevely, E. C. Nelson, E. G. H. Oliver | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 September 2003 | Published: 09 September 2003

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R. J. Cleevely, High Croft. Gunswell Lane. South Molton, Devon, United Kingdom
E. C. Nelson, Cultnar Registrar. The Heather Society, Tippitiwitchet Cottage. Hall, United Kingdom
E. G. H. Oliver, Compton Herbarium. National Botanical Institute., South Africa

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Using three types of evidence—dated watermarks; dates of flow ering of Erica L. species in cultiv ation in England: dates
on which Andrews prepared the original drawings—it is concluded that the six volumes of Henry Charles Andrews’  The Heathery were published as follows: volume 1. not earlier than June 1805; volume 2. not earlier than 1806: volume 3. 1806; volume 4, 1807; volume 5, not before 1816; volume 6. late in 1828 Consequently, most, if not all. of Andrews' new names  for Erica species were first published in Coloured engravings of heaths.



dates of publication. <i>Erica</i> L.


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