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Musa superba R.

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Watercolour on paper. Watercolour illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. ROX1715. In his 'Flora Indica', Roxburgh notes 'A native of the vallies of the southern parts of the peninsula of India. From Dindigul Dr. Anderson of Madras received it into his garden, and from thence introduced into the Botanic garden at Calcutta, where the plants thrive, blossom and ripen their seeds at various times of the year'. This is an unnumbered drawing which strongly resembles the plate of the same species in Roxburgh's 'Plants of the Coast of Coromandel'. Roxburgh, 'Flora Indica' (1832) v.1, p.667.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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