Dhak or palas tree (Butea monosperma): flowering branch with fruit and floral segments. Coloured etching, c. 1799, after J. Ihle.
- Ihle, Johann-Eberhard, 1727-1814.
- 21 March 1799
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The dhak tree yields gum (Bengal kino) used as an astringent, seed-oil (muduga oil) used as a vermifuge & red dye from the flowers (tisso flowers)
Butea. Butea superba
London : published as the Act directs by J. Wilkes, 21 March 1799.
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 24.5 x 19.6 cm
Wellcome Library no. 25386i