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Lawsonia inermis, Willd. (Henna)

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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 reports that this species is indigenous of the coast of Coromandel, where it grows to the size of a large shrub, and it flowers and fruits for most of the year. Roxburgh also describes the use of the leaves of this plant as a dye

Copyright © RBG KEW

Media ID 654450

Date: 3rd December 2007

Author: Unknown

Filename: ROX00000943.jpg

Image Size: 3520 x 4872 Pixels

Filesize is 8.31MB

Version 2 is 5.04MB

Associated Categories: William Roxburgh

Keywords: botanical art, dye plants, east india company, economic botany, india, lythraceae, useful plants, william roxburgh collection, yellow