The Botanic Garden; Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants (1842)
Benjamin Maund

p. 101

802. DIDYNAMIA, ANGIOSPERMIA. GESNERIACEAE.

GLOXINIA SPECIOSA.
SHOWY GLOXINIA.
Plant, 1 foot
Leaf, 6 inch
Flower, 2 1/2 inch
Stove herb. perennial, raised in 1837,
flowers from June to Nov. violet col.

Gloxinia, named after Gloxin, a botanist of Colmar. This beautiful variety of speciosa was raised in the garden of Mrs. Lawrence of Drayton Green. It is remarkably large flowered, and of good depth of colour. Botanist, 105.
Maund, B., Henslow, J.S., The Botanist, vol. 2: t. 105 (1838)

Cyberose note: According to Beaton (1862), Mrs. Lawrence previously purchased his hybrid of speciosa x guttata. This might be that plant, or a seedling from it.

p. 123

981. DIDYNAMIA, ANGIOSPERMIA. GESNERIACEAE

GLOXINIA SPECIOSA-CAULESCENS
SHEWY CAULESCENT GLOX.
Plant 6 inch
Leaf, 3 1/2 inch
Flower, 2 1/2 inch
Stove herb, perennial, hybrid origin,
1837, flowers in Autumn, pur.-white.

Gloxinia, see No. 802. this is a splendid mule Gloxinia, raised between speciosa and caulescens, as its name implies. It has much of the flower of speciosa alba, with the herbage of caulescens. Botanist, 149.
Maund, B., Henslow, J.S., The Botanist, vol. 3: t. 149 (1839)