‘Oxalis cernua’

    Date
    1794
    Creator
    Johannes Scharf (1765 - 1794, Austrian) , Painter
    Object type
    Library reference
    45978
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 293mm
    width (print): 230mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Botany
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
    Description
    Botanical study of African woodsorrel [Oxalis pes-caprae] a plant native to South Africa. This text accompanying this illustration notes: “Patria. Promontorium bonae spei” [Cape of Good Hope]. The plate contains inset details of flower, bulbs, flower bud and stamens.

    Plate 6 from Oxalis monographia, iconibus illustrate by Nikolaus Josef Jacquin (Vienna, 1794).

    The plate is inscribed: “T.6 Oxalis cernua.”

    Nikolaus Josef Jacquin (1717-1817) Dutch botanist based in Vienna, Austria, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1788.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Africa
          > South Africa
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10700
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