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Volume 19 of the illustrations series encompasses 20 plant families, among them: Rubiaceae, the madder family, with Coffea arabica, the coffee tree, Gardenia jasminoides, the beautiful gardenia, Cinchona pubescens, source of quinine, and many other notable species; Acanthaceae, with species of horticultural and medicinal value, e.g., Barleria cristata; Plantaginaceae, including Plantago arenaria, cultivated for its medicinal seeds; Campanulaceae, known for its garden plants with often blue, bell-shaped flowers, among the most striking, Campanula glomerata, the clustered bellflower, and Lobelia chinensis, one of the fundamental herbs of Chinese medicine; Adoxaceae, containing the genus Viburnum, with its berries and flowers; Caprifoliaceae, including the genus Lonicera, the honeysuckle; Dipsacaceae, the teasel family; Valerianaceae, whose garlands of fragrant Valeriana the great Chinese poet of the third and fourth centuries BC Ch'ü Yüan described in his autobiographical poem, Li Sao; Annonaceae, the custard apple family; and Berberidaceae, the barberry family, with its decorative, edible berries.
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