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In the early 1900s, two artists, Mary Page and Beatrice Carter, were employed by the Bolus Herbarium to illustrate a hugely diverse family of succulent plants, which are almost endemic to Southern Africa. Their delicate, precise and vividly coloured botanical drawings are now freely accessible online. These are illustrations of species of the plant family Aizoaceae (Vygies).


Antimima hallii (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima hallii. Drawings of fruit included. From a collection made in the Ceres Karroo [Ceres Karoo] by V.S. Peers (sub-National Botanical Garden 2619/33), November 1933. (This seems to be the same plant that was collected by H. Hall in the Ceres Karoo in Flower 4.7.48. Type (Bolus Herbarium 24059) described in Mesembryanthemum [H.M.L. Bolus] 3: 218. 1950 [25 Aug 1950])
Antimima hantamensis (Engl.) H.E.K.Hartmann & St'ber
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima hantamensis. Dissected drawings of flower are included. Drawing of fruit. Drawn from a collection of Grant [?], (sub-National Botanical Garden 1938/29), Great Namaqualand [Namibia].
Antimima klaverensis (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima klaverensis. Dissected drawings of flowers/seed/leaves are included. Drawn from a collection made in Namaqualand by V.S. Peers (National Botanical Garden 1274/29 = Stellenbosch University Garden 11919).
Antimima lawsonii (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima lawsonii. Dissected drawings of flowers/seed/leaves are included plus dissected flower in attached capsule . Plant collection made by the Archdeacon Lawson, Kimberley and per Mrs Wilman, 31 August 1926.
Antimima leucanthera (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima leucanthera. Dissected drawings of flowers/seed/leaves are included. Drawn from a collection made in the Ceres Karroo [Ceres-Karoo/Tanqua Karoo] by V.S. Peers (3 = National Botanical Garden 2539/33).
Antimima leucanthera (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima leucanthera. Dissected drawings of flowers/seed/leaves are included. Drawn from a collection made in the Ceres Karroo [Ceres-Karoo/Tanqua Karoo] by J. Archer (644) on the 27 June 1933.
Antimima leucanthera (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - black & white - Antimima leucanthera. Dissected drawings of flowers/seed/leaves are included. Plant collection made from the hills west of Arris Drift [Arriesdrif], Namaqualand by N.S. Pillans (5039). Plants compactly branched at base, stems - 12 inches high.
Antimima leucanthera (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima leucanthera. Dissected drawings of flowers/seed/leaves are included. Drawn from a collection made by J. Luckhoff (Bolus Herbarium 20586), Van Rhynsdorp Division [Vanrhynsdorp Division].
Antimima mesklipensis (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima mesklipensis. Dissected drawings of flowers & leaves are included. Drawn from a collection made in the area of Mesklip, Ryder 2250/30. Isotype J.W.Mathews (sub-National Botanical Garden 2250/30, Mesklip, 20 miles north of Bowesdorp, among Vogelklip Mtns.)
Antimima microphylla (Haw.) Dehn
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima microphylla. Dissected drawings of flowers, fruit/capsule & leaves are included plus dissected flower in attached capsule. Vredenburg, C. Walenkamp, flowered at Kirstenbosch (National Botanical Gardens 58/24).
Antimima mucronata (Haw.) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima mucronata. Dissected drawings of flowers & leaves are included plus dissected flower in attached capsule. Drawn from living specimen which flowered in Mrs Arbuthnot's garden, Wynberg, July 1923. Originally from Bolus Herbarium, No. 17388. 1. Flower in section x 4; 2. Calyx, x2; 3. Gynoecium x 4; 4. Petals, x 4; 5. Staminode x 4; 6. Stamens x 4; 7. Stigma x 4; 8. Leaf (young) x3; 8a. Sections of leaf (young) x 3; 9. Leaf (bract.) x 3; 9a Sections of leaf (bract.) x 3. Information not typed in
Antimima paripetala (L.Bolus) Klak
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima paripetala. Dissected drawings of flowers/seed/leaves are attached plus fruit in attached capsule. Drawn from a collection made along the coastal belt between Port Nolloth and Holgat [Namaqualand District] by N.S. Pillans (5766).
Antimima pumila (Fedde & K.Schust.) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima pumila. Drawings of fruit included. Mrs Neilson, Ceres. H.W.R. Marloth (13158) [Bolus Herbarium voucher 11284; H.W.R. Marloth (13158), Spes Bona, Ceres]. [Split from plate 2680]. [Plate 3414]
Antimima pumila (Fedde & K.Schust.) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima pumila. Drawings of fruit included. Drawn from a collection made by V.S. Peers (National Botanical Garden 2620/33), December 1933 from the Karroo, Ceres. Sent to N.B.G. [Split from Mesems plate 3414]. [Plate 2680]
Antimima pusilla (Schwantes) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima pusilla. Dissected drawings of flower and leaves included. Drawn from a collection made by N.S.Pillans (6218) at Steinkopf, Namaqualand in 1929. Information given on the reverse side of the illustration: Between Ratel Poort [Ratelpoort Station] and Steinkopf, Namaqualand.
Antimima pusilla (Schwantes) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima pusilla. Dissected drawings of flower and leaves included. J.W. Mathews (National Botanical Garden2204/29), 1929 from Spitzkop, Steinkopf.
Antimima pusilla (Schwantes) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima pusilla. Dissected drawings of flower and leaves included. H. Herre (Stellenbosch University Garden 9461), October 1930. Steinkopf, Spitzkop.
Antimima pygmaea (Haw.) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima pygmaea. Dissected drawings of flower and leaves included plus dissected flower in attached capsule. Drawn from collection made at Whitelhill by F.J. Cook (sub-National Botanical Garden 1730/22), June1923.
Antimima solida (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima solida. Drawings of fruit and leaves included. From a collection made between Bitterfontein and Garies by Leighton and Lewis (50, National Botanical Garden 2122/32).
Antimima solida (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima solida. Drawings of flower/fruit/leaves included. From a collection made by T.M. Salter (4558) in June 1934. Hort. H.M.L. Bolus, November 1934. [No locality details are given. Plant species endemic to South Africa; Western Cape Provincial distribution].
Antimima solida (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima solida. Drawings of flower and leaves included. Pencil drawing of gynoecium and cross-section of gynoecium included. From a collection made by Roux (298)[No locality details are given. Plant species endemic to South Africa; Western Cape Provincial distribution].
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. [written as well on plate]. Drawn from a collection made from the veld between Ladismith and Montagu by T.M. Salter (3141, sub-National Botanical Garden 809/33 ).
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Dissected drawings of flowers/fruit/leaves included. Drawn from a collection made by H. Herre (sub-National Botanical Garden 1931/32. No further particulars.
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Drawings of fruit included and of Resting Stage. Drawn from a collection made at Bitterfontein by J. Luckhoff (sub-National Botanical Garden 925/33).
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Drawings of fruit & leaves included. Drawn from a collection made by Dr. J. Muir, Matroosberg.
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Drawings of fruit & leaves included. Drawn from a collection made from Eyer Kraal [Eyerpoort, Eierpoort] on the old road from Montagu to Ladismith by E.E. Esterhuysen (36), 23 September 1935. From the veld.
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Dissected drawing of flowers included. Drawn from a collection made by R.H. Compton 11 July 1927. Ladysmith [Ladismith].
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Dissected drawing of flower. No collection particulars. [Mounted on same sheet as Pillans 5713, Bolus Herbarium 129554. Type of Ruschia papillate (L.Bol.)]
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Drawings of fruit & leaves included. Drawn from a collection made from Rabies Berg [Rabiesberg] by E.E. Esterhuysen (4), 26 September 1935. From the veld.
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Drawings of flower/fruit/leaves included. Drawn from a collection made straight from the veld 30 miles from Montagu out on the old road to Ladismith by E.E. Esterhuysen (3723), 23 September 1935 and then grown by H.M.L. Bolus and in flower, 22 July 1937. Almost 30 petals.
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Drawings of fruit & leaves included. Drawn from a collection made between Ladismith and Montagu by T.M.Salter (National Botanical Garden 810/33)
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Drawing. Plant collected by V.S. Peers (sub-National Botanical Garden 1084/30) at Klaver [Klawer]. From the veld. Additional note: received by National Botanical Garden [Kirstenbosch], 25 June 1930. Plants on the rockery end nearest Compton Avenue on the right of the 1st path going up. 5 rooted plants and one unrooted cutting. In leaf, new leaf buds and young shoots appearing. No flower buds visible- only one shrivelled one. Plants in good condition.
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Dissected drawings of flowers & leaves included. Drawn from a collection made at Uitkyk Pass [Ou-uitkykpas or Cederbergpas, Clanwilliam District] by E.E. Esterhuysen (sub-National Botanical Garden 1279/37).
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Drawings of fruit & leaves included. Drawn from a collection made between Ladismith and Montagu by T.M.Salter (National Botanical Garden 811/33)
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Drawings of flowers/fruit/leaves included. Drawn from a collection made at Pakhuis [Clanwilliam District] by H.M.L. Bolus, 31 August 1937. Straight from the veld.
Antimima sp.
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima sp. Drawings of fruit & leaves included. Drawn from a collection made on the Karroo side of Laingsburg by E. Ferguson and sent to Kirstenbosch (National Botanical Garden 1631/31)
Antimima stokoei (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima stokoei. Dissected drawing of flower included. Drawn from a collection made on the Palmiet River Mountains by T.P. Stokoe (sub-National Botanical Garden 28/25). [Refer to note on sheet!]
Antimima tuberculosa (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima tuberculosa. Dissected drawing of flower & leaf. Bolus Herbarium No. 19138. [No particulars are given. Plant species endemic to South Africa; Western Cape Provincial distribution].
Antimima ventricosa (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima ventricosa. Drawing of flower/fruit/leaves. Drawn from a collection made at Pakhuis Pass, [Clanwilliam District] by H.M.L. Bolus (sub-National Botanical Garden 1506/33).
Antimima ventricosa (L.Bolus) H.E.K.Hartmann
Botanical illustration - coloured - Antimima ventricosa. Drawing of flower & leaves. Davies (National Botanical Garden 1478/26). Hort. Klaver [Klawer].

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