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Urania speciosa Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Traveller s)

Urania speciosa Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Traveller s

Watercolour on paper, undated (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In Flora Indica Roxburgh recalls In 1802 three plants of this elegant tree were brought from the Island of Mauritius by Capt... Read more

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Filename: ROX00002125.jpg

Size: 3420 x 5165 (4.7MB)

Date: 3rd December 2007

Author: Unknown

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Urania speciosa Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Traveller s

Watercolour on paper, undated (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In Flora Indica Roxburgh recalls In 1802 three plants of this elegant tree were brought from the Island of Mauritius by Capt. Tennant to the Botanic Garden at Calcutta. They were planted in different soils, and situations. That which was in a very moist place, and in a rich brownish black soil, throve more luxuriantly than the other two, though in a soil equally rich but lighter coloured, much higher and drier

© RBG KEW

Media ID 654475

19th Century Blue Botanical Art Brown East India Company Food India William Roxburgh Collection

Filename: ROX00002125.jpg

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