'Bruscus vel ruscus'

    Date
    1750
    Creator
    Elizabeth Blackwell (1707 - 1758, British) , Illustrator
    Object type
    Library reference
    28651
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (page): 375mm
    width (page): 228mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Botany
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
          > fruit
    Description
    Botanical study of box-leaved holly, also known as Japanese holly, Ilex crenata [listed here as Bruscus vel ruscus]. The plant is native to Japan and Korea.

    Plate 155 from Elizabeth Blackwell's Vermehrtes und verbessertes Blackwellisches Krauter-Buch..., volume two; the German version of her A Curious Herbal (1737-1739), a reference work on medicinal plants.

    Inscribed below: 'Bruscus vel Ruscus [1-6. Bliithe [?] 7-10. Frucht 11. Saame]'
    Translates as: 'Bruscus vel Ruscus [1-6. unknown [?] 7-10. Fruit 11. Seeds]'
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.17688
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