Georg Dionysius Ehret
Botanical study of Aloe africana arborescens, montana, non spinosa folio longissino, plicatili, flore rubro [modern taxonomy Aloe plicatilis, also known as the Fan Aloe], native to South Africa. The study shows the stalk, flower, and leaves of the succulent plant, with detail of two flowers, one partially open, and one revealing the stamen. Inscribed in ink across the bottom of image with the name of the specimen 'Aloe africana arborescens, montana, non spinosa folio longissino, plicatili, flore rubro', and on the right hand side beneath the specimen name, with the signature of the artist 'G. D. Ehret Fecit'. Georg Dionysius Ehret was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1757.
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