mod. 18 Feb 2000

Tabulæ Phytographicæ (1795-1804)
Johannes Gessner [1709-1790]
Edited by Christoph Salomon Schinz [1764-1847]

366. CRINUM. HAKENLILIE.

Corolla infundibuliformis semisexfida; tubo filiformi, limbo patulo recurvato, laciniis subulatis, canaliculati. Germen fundo corollae tectum. Filamenta fauci tubi inserta, discreta.

367. AMARYLLIS. AMARYLLIS.

Corolla hexapetaloidea, irregularis. Filamenta fauci tubi inserta, declinata, inaequalia proportione vel directione.


Note the trifid stigma on Amaryllis Belladonna.

"Johannes Gessner (1709-1790) was Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Zürich. He made a number of contributions to the science of botany, and became a close personal friend of Linnaeus and Von Haller. Indeed his Dissertations de partium vegetations et fructificationis structura, differentia et usu was published twice by Linnaeus; the first time in the Oriatione de peregrinationibus intra patriam, Lugduni Batavorum, 1743 (pp. 55-108), the second time in the Fundamentis botanicis, Halae, 1747 (pp. 33-78)." Conway Zirkle, The Beginnings of Plant Hybridization, 1935.