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Leuenbergeria bleo, 1836
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by William Jackson Hooker, 1836. Current accepted plant name is Leuenbergeria bleo, commonly known as rose cactus or leaf cactus. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 63, plate 3478.
Curtis's Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical featuring colour illustrations of plants and has been published continuously since 1787
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