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Opuntia tuna, 1848

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Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Teast Edwards, 1848. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 38, plate 1557. Current accepted plant name is Opuntia tuna, commonly known as cochineal cactus or prickly pear.
Curtis's Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical featuring colour illustrations of plants and has been published continuously since 1787.

Copyright © The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Media ID 24247928

Date: 6th January 2022

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Job Title: Kew Library

Credit: © The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Filename: 012789-20200721T144850.jpg

Image Size: 4724 x 6217 Pixels

Filesize is 7.82MB

Associated Categories: Curtis's Botanical Magazine

Associated Categories: Cacti and Succulents

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