This is a pleasant book. After a short description of plant culture, the author presents the plants like in the lexicon, inâ€¦ 1889 however.
William Watson was curator of Kew botanical garden from 1901 to 1922. He created the Kew Guild, which is a journal still published at Kew. Watson wrote a great number of articles on various subjects including Palms and of course Cacti, which were of particular interest to him. A volume of the Botanical Magazine was dedicated to Watson by Joseph Hooker, something which apparently Watson was very proud of.
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William Watson, picture provided by Archive Graduate Trainee, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew