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Cucumis utilissimus, Roxb

Cucumis utilissimus, Roxb

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... Read more

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Filename: ROX00000971.jpg

Size: 3568 x 4800 (5.6MB)

Date: 3rd December 2007

Author: Unknown

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Cucumis utilissimus, Roxb

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

© RBG KEW

Media ID 654452

19th Century Botanical Art Climbing Plant Cucurbitaceae East India Company Food Fruit India Tendril William Roxburgh Collection Yellow

Filename: ROX00000971.jpg

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