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Cucumis utilissimus, 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). In his Flora Indica, Roxburgh describes this species as an annual plant, native of the higher cultivated lands, but mainly found in a cultivated state. Roxburgh also reports that the natives eat the fruit of this species and find the seed useful for different purposes

Copyright © RBG KEW

Media ID 654452

Date: 3rd December 2007

Author: Unknown

Filename: ROX00000971.jpg

Image Size: 3568 x 4800 Pixels

Filesize is 9.88MB

Version 2 is 5.64MB

Associated Categories: William Roxburgh

Keywords: 19th century, botanical art, climbing plant, cucurbitaceae, east india company, food, fruit, india, tendril, william roxburgh collection, yellow