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Paintings (1769-1774) by A. N. Duchesne and the history of Cucurbita pepo
Year:
2000
Source of publication :
Annals of Botany
Authors :
Paris, Harry
;
.
Volume :
85
Co-Authors:
Paris, H.S., Department of Vegetable Crops, Agricultural Research Organization, Newe ya'Ar Research Center, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay, 30-095, Israel
Facilitators :
From page:
815
To page:
830
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Total pages:
16
)
Abstract:
A. N. Duchesne (1747-1827), a French botanist and horticulturist possessing a keen power of observation for variation in plants, depicted accurately and in painstaking detail the fruits of 98 Cucurbita cultivars and their offspring resulting from cross-pollination, between 1769 and 1774. These 364 drawings of Cucurbita, most of which are watercolour paintings of C. pepo, are preserved in the Central Library of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France, where they are catalogued as manuscript no. 5007. Black-and-white photographs of approximately half of the drawings are housed in the L. H. Bailey Hortorium in Ithaca, New York, USA. The depictions are dated and numbered, with the numbers corresponding to the brief verbal descriptions published in Duchesne's (1786) Essai sur l'histoire naturelle des courges (Paris: Panckoucke). Twenty of the drawings of C. pepo are reproduced and interpreted herein. They include the earliest known pictures of the economically important cocozelle and straightneck types of squash, as well as the ornamental bicolour and crown gourds. Duchesne's collection of domesticated C. pepo contained a far lower proportion of edible-fruited forms than occurs in existing cultigens of this species.
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DOI :
10.1006/anbo.2000.1147
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Database:
Scopus
Publication Type:
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Language:
English
Editors' remarks:
ID:
24618
Last updated date:
02/03/2022 17:27
Creation date:
17/04/2018 00:08
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Paintings (1769-1774) by A. N. Duchesne and the history of Cucurbita pepo
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Paris, H.S., Department of Vegetable Crops, Agricultural Research Organization, Newe ya'Ar Research Center, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay, 30-095, Israel
Paintings (1769-1774) by A. N. Duchesne and the history of Cucurbita pepo
A. N. Duchesne (1747-1827), a French botanist and horticulturist possessing a keen power of observation for variation in plants, depicted accurately and in painstaking detail the fruits of 98 Cucurbita cultivars and their offspring resulting from cross-pollination, between 1769 and 1774. These 364 drawings of Cucurbita, most of which are watercolour paintings of C. pepo, are preserved in the Central Library of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France, where they are catalogued as manuscript no. 5007. Black-and-white photographs of approximately half of the drawings are housed in the L. H. Bailey Hortorium in Ithaca, New York, USA. The depictions are dated and numbered, with the numbers corresponding to the brief verbal descriptions published in Duchesne's (1786) Essai sur l'histoire naturelle des courges (Paris: Panckoucke). Twenty of the drawings of C. pepo are reproduced and interpreted herein. They include the earliest known pictures of the economically important cocozelle and straightneck types of squash, as well as the ornamental bicolour and crown gourds. Duchesne's collection of domesticated C. pepo contained a far lower proportion of edible-fruited forms than occurs in existing cultigens of this species.
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