Saturday, 7 March 2009

Catalogo delle piante che si coltivano nel R. Orto botanico di Napoli

Tenore, 1845

Catalogo delle piante che si coltivano nel R. Orto botanico di Napoli: corredato della pianta del medesimo, e di annotazioni
Università Istituto ed orto botanico, Università di Napoli Orto botanico, Real Orto botanico di Napoli, Michele Tenore, Istituto ed orto botanico, Università di Napoli
Edição de Tipografia dell'Aquila di V. Puzziello, 1845


Acrocomia sclerocarpa mart.
Areca catechu
Areca alba Bory
Areca rubra
Arenga saccharifera
Brahea dulcis Mart.
Calamus Drago W.
Chamaedorea Schiedeana Mart.
Chamaerops humilis
var arborescens Pers
Chamaerops Palmetto Michx
Elaeis melanococca
Elate L. sylvestris L. ?
Elate humilis L. ?
Oenocarpus Mart. regius Spr.
Phoenix dactilifera
Ph. leonensis Lodd.
Phoenix paraguajensis H. Neully
Sabal Adansonii Gueros
Sagus Rumphii Gaertn - must be cycad
Salmia latifolia W.

Handbook for travellers in Southern Italy

The old botanic garden of Naples, which dated from the close of the 1 7th century, and was known as the Herbary," or " Garden of Simples," was arranged by the botanist Domenico di Fusco, and contained about 700 plants, chiefly exotics. The present garden, under the able direction of Professor Cavalière Tenore, with its collection of 10,000 plants, has acquired an European reputation, although the situation is too much exposed to the cold winds of winter and to the scorching sun of mid-day in summer, to secure to it the full advantages of the climate and the soil. It is needless to say, that under the direction of Cav. Tenore, the garden is in good order, but it is deficient in well constructed stove and greenhouses, and is badly supplied with water. It is, however, remarkable for its fine collection of trees, which cannot fail to interest the botanical traveller, since it includes several that were first made familiar to botanists by the descriptions of Professor Tenore. In consequence of the exposed situation of the garden, the cultivation of Ericaceae and North American plants, according to an intelligent correspondent of the Gardeners' Chronicle, who visited it in March, 1847, is rendered almost impossible. He says : — " Australian myrtaceae and Acacias, and some Cape trees are very vigorous ; two or three Eucalypti, Tenure's Syncarpia, Acacia melanoxylon, Brachychiton populneum, Fabricia laevigata, Acer nepalensis, Prosopis juliflora, Albizzia julibrissin, Laurus indica, borbónica, and camphora, &c., are fine trees; Edwardsia grandiflora, several Melaleucas and Metrosideros, Acacia longifolia, Heterothalamus brunioides, &c., are also trees of a smaller size. Amongst conifers, I observed fine trees of the Italian Pinus Laricio, which Tenore says is of much more rapid and vigorous growth than the Corsican one, and of Pinus brutia Ten., which has always the singular large clusters of cones ; Podocarpus macrophylla and elongata, Callitris rhomboidea Ten., Casuarina quadrivalvis and another, are good-sized trees, and some other species of Callitris and Pinus Montezumreand leiophylla, amongst the young conifers, are very vigorous. Among Palms, they have only succeeded with the common date and the Palmetto, excepting in sheltered situations, where Cycas revoluta grows well, and another Phoenix (said to be leonensis), has resisted the winter with a slight protection. The collection of oranges and lemons in the open air is extensive, especially the varieties of the Mandarin orange. In the houses, there is not much remarkable, except, perhaps, a Gardenia in fruit, and I observed a plant in flower, now very much spread in botanic gardens, — the labiate that furnishes the fashionable perfume called Patchouli: it is a Pogostemon (not P. plectranthoides), which Tenore is having figured, and not a Coleus, under which name I am told some one has published it."

Blewitt, Octavian,
Handbook for travellers in Southern Italy: being a guide for the continental portion of the kingdom of the two Sicilies, including the city of Naples and its suburbs, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, the islands of the Bay of Naples, and that portion of the Papal States, which lies between the ...
John Murray, 1853

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