This section is from the book "The Botanical Magazine; Or, Flower-Garden Displayed", by William Curtis. Also available from Amazon: The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, Volume I.
Buchnera Viscosa. Clammy Buchnera
Cal. obsolete 5-dentatus. Corollae limbus 5-fidus, aequalis: lobis cordatis. Caps. 2-locularis.
BUCHNERA viscosa foliis lineari-lanceolatis laxe dentatis subglutinosis, floribus pedunculatis, caule fruticoso. L' Herit. Strip. nov. tom. 2. tab. 34. Ait. Kew. V. 2. p. 357.
Buchnera is a genus of plants established by Linnaeus in honour of A. E. Buchner, a German naturalist.
Of this genus, nine species are enumerated in the 14th edition of the Systema Vegetabilium, by Professor Murray.
We learn from Mr. Aiton, that the present species (a native of the Cape) was introduced to the royal garden at Kew in 1774.
It cannot boast much beauty, yet as it occupies but little room, grows readily from cuttings, and flowers during most of the summer: it obtains a place in most greenhouses.