image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

Dhak or palas tree (Butea monosperma): flowering branch with fruit and floral segments.

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Description

Coloured etching, c. 1799, after J. Ihle.
The dhak tree yields gum (Bengal kino) used as an astringent, seed-oil (muduga oil) used as a vermifuge & red dye from the flowers (tisso flowers)

Inscription: Butea. Butea superba
Additional makers: Wilkes, John, -1810.

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image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London

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London, England

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