James Benjamin Chinn 1845 - 1919
Justicia - Brazilian Plume Flower

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Collection MHS (unaccessioned) Photographs
Photographer Chinn, James
Description A black and white study of a Brazilian Plume flower. Scientific name: Jacobinia carnea. Synonym: Justicia carnea. Family: Acanthaceae. Origin: South America. A note on the reverse reads: "Justicia French Dwarf pink. Mr. Chinn" and a coloured photograph on the internet site www.TopTropicals.com of a Justicia carnea radiant looks to be the same plant.

In 1906: "Mr. Chinn is a member of the Marlborough Agricultural and Pastoral Association, takes a keen interest in horticultural matters, and has some fine conservatories and gardens at his private residence in Grove Road." [Source: Cyclopedia of New Zealand Volume 5, 1906, p341]

Found in an envelope with "J. Chinn Photography" written on it in the Museum workroom research shelves on 25 August 2009 by Jenny Pierson.
Object ID 0000.900.0782
Object Name Photograph
Place Grove Road, Blenheim
Title Justicia - Brazilian Plume Flower
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Last modified on: December 08, 2014