Mattipaul (Ailanthus malabarica DC.): branch with flowers and fruits, separate flowers and seed. Coloured line engraving.

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Description

Mattipaul is known locally in India as But or Thanh thât The resin of Mattipaul is used for incense in Hindu temples and the leaves yield a black dye used to colour silk and satin. In India, the leaves are used against intestinal worms, and as a tonic

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1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 33.3 x 41.2 cm

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Pongelioǹ Lat. ... Mal. Saralù ... Bra. ... Arab.

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  • [Amsterdam],

Dates

  • [1686]

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Mattipaul (Ailanthus malabarica DC.): branch with flowers and fruits, separate flowers and seed. Coloured line engraving.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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