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Heliconia buccinata, Roxb

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Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). Roxburgh mentions the arrival of these plants to the gardens in 'Flora Indica'; 'From Amboyna plants were brought to the Botanic Garden at Calcutta, in 1798, where in seven years they began to blossom during the hot season, viz. April and May; but have not yet ripened their seed in Bengal'.

Copyright © RBG KEW

Media ID 654474

Date: 3rd December 2007

Author: Unknown

Filename: ROX00002124.jpg

Image Size: 3570 x 4739 Pixels

Filesize is 10.26MB

Version 2 is 4.88MB

Associated Categories: Botanical Art

Associated Categories: Botanical illustrations

Associated Categories: William Roxburgh

Keywords: 19th century, botanical art, east india company, heliconia, heliconia buccinata, india, musaceae, paintings, water colour, watercolour on paper, william roxburgh collection