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Bastard Teak or Flame of the Forest (Butea monosperma (Lam.) Kuntze): leaf cluster, inflorescence and dissected flower. Coloured line engraving.

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Bastard Teak is known locally in India as dhak or palas The gum of Bastard Teak (Bengal kino) is used as an astringent, the seed-oil (muduga oil) as a vermifuge, the flowers give a red dye (tisso flowers), the leaves are used as plates, the bark for cordage and sails and the timber for charcoal

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Reede tot Drakestein, Hendrik van

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[Amsterdam], [1686]

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1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 33.4 x 41.4 cm

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Pláso Lat. ... Mal. Palasù ... Bra. ... Arab.

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  • Latin


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Bastard Teak or Flame of the Forest (Butea monosperma (Lam.) Kuntze): leaf cluster, inflorescence and dissected flower. Coloured line engraving. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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