Bastard Teak or Flame of the Forest (Butea monosperma (Lam.) Kuntze): leaf cluster, inflorescence and dissected flower. Coloured line engraving.
- Reede tot Drakestein, Hendrik van, 1637?-1691.
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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
Pláso Lat. ... Mal. Palasù ... Bra. ... Arab.
1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 33.4 x 41.4 cm
See further: K.S. Manilal (ed.), Botany and history of Hortus Malabaricus, Rotterdam, 1980, ch. 2 by M. Fournier, pp. 6-21
J. Heniger, Hendrik Adriaan van Reede tot Drakestein (1636-1691) and Hortus Malabaricus, Rotterdam, 1986
Wellcome Library no. 16111i