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East Indian Screw Tree (Helictores isora L.): branch with flowers and fruit, separate dehisced fruit and sectioned fruit with seeds. Coloured line engraving.

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[1686]
Reference:
16202i
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Description

The bark fiber of the East Indian Screw Tree is used for cordage and the pods for treating dysentery, diarrhoea and flatulence

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam], [1686]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 33.2 x 41.0 cm

Lettering

Isoca-Múri Lat. ... Mal. ... Arab.

References note

See further: K.S. Manilal (ed.), Botany and history of Hortus Malabaricus, Rotterdam, 1980, ch. 2 by M. Fournier, pp. 6-21
J. Heniger, Hendrik Adriaan van Reede tot Drakestein (1636-1691) and Hortus Malabaricus, Rotterdam, 1986

Lettering note

Lettering is inscribed on print in blue ink by E. Holmes: "Helicteres Isora L. Sterculiaceae 32"
Title transcribed in Malayalam, Arabic and Roman alphabet

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16202i

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  • Latin
  • Malayalam


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