image blackwell_e_vermehrtes_und_verbessertes_v2_1750_pl_186
Image number: RS.17691
Credit: ©The Royal Society

'Ilex coccigera'

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 Singapore holly, Malpighia coccigera [listed here as Ilex coccigera]. The plant is native to the Caribbean.

Plate 186 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: 'Ilex coccigera [1. 2. Bliithe [?] 3-6. Frucht 7. Scharlach Beer]'
Translates as: 'Ilex coccigera [1. 2. unknown [?] 3-6. Fruit 7. Scarlet Berry]'

Associated place

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      > United Kingdom