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Aloe africana arborescens

c.1735

Georg Dionysius Ehret

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Title

Aloe africana arborescens

Date

c.1735

Description

Botanical study of Aloe africana arborescens, montana, non spinosa folio longissino, plicatili, flore rubro [not identified in modern taxonomy, possibly Gasteria pillansii Kensit], native to South Africa. The study shows the stalk, flower, and leaves of the succulent plant, with further detail of two flowers falling from the plant, one revealing the stamens of the flower. 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' in Ehret's handwriting, and on the right hand side beneath the image, 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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Location

Southern Africa, Africa

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