image jacquin_oxalis_plate 11
Image number: RS.10705
Credit: © The Royal Society

‘Oxalis canescens’

Date

1794

Creator

Johannes Scharf (1765-1794, Austrian), Painter

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 293mm
width (print): 230mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Botanical study of Oxalis canescens [Oxalis tubiflora var. γ. canescens?] 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 bud and flower.

Plate 11 from Oxalis monographia, iconibus illustrate by Nikolaus Josef Jacquin (Vienna, 1794).

The plate is inscribed: “T.11 Oxalis canescens.”

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