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Chinese medicinal plants. Colour lithographs, 1975.

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About this work


A set of ten posters which seem to serve two purposes: firstly, to educate practitioners of traditional Chinese herbal medicine about the plants illustrated; and, secondly, to assist in the correct identification of the plants when gathering them. The poster illustrations are derived from western-style paintings


Shanghai : [publisher not identified], 1975.

Physical description

10 prints : lithographs, printed in colours ; sheets 53 x 38 cm +


Weisheng jiaoxue tupian: zhong caoyue: di yi ji


No. 1 Plantago asiatica L
No. 2 Taraxacum mongolicum H.-M.
No. 3 Viola yedoensis Mak.
No. 4 Gnaphalium affine D. Don
No. 5 Glehoma longituba (Nakai) Kupr
No. 6 Sambucus williamsii Hance
No. 7 Gomphrena globosa L.
No. 8 Cephalanonoplos segetum (Bunge) Kitam
No. 9 Houttuynia cordata Thunb.
No. 10 Lonicera japonica Thunb.

Lettering note

On the back of each poster is a description of the plant illustrated, its Latin name, a summary of its use and benefits in Chinese medicine, the best time of year to gather it, the part(s) of the plant to be used and other relevant information

Language note

In Chinese language and script



  • Chinese

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