A handbook to the flora of Ceylon by Henry Trimen – 1893

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Henry Trimen (1843 –1896) was a British botanist who worked in Sri Lanka. He was director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Ceylon (now the Botanical Garden of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) for sixteen years and also created gardens in Badulla and Anuradhapura. His major work at this time was The Flora of Ceylon, which was finished by others after his death.

I found his book online and thought the drawings were beautiful. So I will share them here from time to time.

The description of the book that I found here says: “A hand-book to the flora of Ceylon: containing descriptions of all the species of flowering plants indigenous to the island, and notes on their history, distribution, and uses: with an atlas of plates illustrating some of the more interesting species.”

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