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Diospyros melanoxylon, Willd. (Ebony)

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Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1820). In Flora Indica, Roxburgh notes that the bark of this tree, when powdered and mixed with pepper, is used by native doctors for the treatment of dysentry. The drawing is inscribed Received from Rodney 9th June 1791, a record of the East India Company ship that delivered the drawings to London

Copyright © RBG KEW

Media ID 654459

Date: 3rd December 2007

Author: Unknown

Filename: ROX00001239.jpg

Image Size: 3488 x 4864 Pixels

Filesize is 10.28MB

Version 2 is 4.79MB

Associated Galleries: Botanical Art

Associated Galleries: William Roxburgh

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