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Tumeric (Curcuma longa L.): rhizome with flowering stem and separate leaf and floral segments. Coloured engraving after F. von Scheidl, 1776.

  • Scheidl, Franz Anton von, 1731-1801.
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[1776]
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17957i
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Curcuma longa L. = (Curcuma domestica)

The dried and ground rhizome of tumeric is used in curry powder, as a source of yellow dye and in Indian medicine

Publication/Creation

[Vienna] : [Leopold Johann Kaliwoda], [1776]

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1 print : line engraving with etching, with watercolour ; platemark 63.2 x 24 cm

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Wellcome Library no. 17957i

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