Magnolia hodgsonii

Another lovely magnolia – another Hand coloured lithograph by W.H. Fitch, but this time after an anonymous Indian watercolour, from J.D. Hooker’s Illustrations of Himalayan Plants (1855. Do take a look at the complete plate – it’s absolutely splendid and comes complete with dissections

Magnolia hodgsonii

16. Magnolia hodgsonii (J.D. Hooker & Thomson) H. Keng This large magnolia is native from Central Nepal to Northern Burma eastwards to Thailand and Yunnan. Its name commemorates Brian Hodgson, a nineteenth-century naturalist and scholar of Buddhism (another plant named for him, Rhododendron h

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