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Indian Snakeroot or Java Devilpepper (Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Kurz): flowering and fruiting branches, root, inflorescence and sectioned fruit with seeds. Coloured line engraving.

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Description

The root of Rauvolfia serpentina contains the drug reserpine and the fruits are used for inks and dyes

Contributors

Reede tot Drakestein, Hendrik van

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam], [1686]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 33.2 x 41.3 cm

Lettering

Tsjovánna-Amel-Podi Lat. ... Mal. ... Arab.

Language

  • Latin


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Indian Snakeroot or Java Devilpepper (Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Kurz): flowering and fruiting branches, root, inflorescence and sectioned fruit with seeds. Coloured line engraving. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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