image blackwell_e_vermehrtes_und_verbessertes_v2_1750_pl_155
Image number: RS.17688
Credit: ©The Royal Society

'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

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