Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Crossandra infundibuliformis - Crossandra
Crossandra infundibuliformis (Crossandra) courtesy, Winterthur Museum, DETAIL-Printed textile, 1830-1840, Lancashire County, England, Cotton, Gift of Victoria and Albert Museum, 1959.84.19
Crossandra infundibuliformis (Crossandra) from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, vol. 47: t. 2186 (1820) (as Crossandra undulaefolia)
Crossandra infundibuliformis (Crossandra) growing in a modern tropical garden. By KENPEI (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)
Common Names: Crossandra, Firecracker flower 
Description: Crossandra infundibuliformis (Crossandra) is a member of the Acanthus Family (Acanthaceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 4 recorded it (as Crossandra undulaefolia) as a native of the East Indies. It was introduced to hothouse cultivation in Britain in about 1800. 
Chintz with this Crossandra infundibuliformis (Crossandra) motif: 
  • The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Fabric Fragment, Object No. 1959.0084.019, 1830-1840 
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum, Furnishing Fabric with Flowers and Scroll Stripes, Object Number Circ.332-1956, made 1835

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