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

Tree cotton (Gossypium arboreum): flowering and fruiting stem with caterpillar.

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Coloured etching by J. Pass, c. 1807, after M. Merian.
The cotton plant has many uses; it yields cooking oil, a possible male contraceptive and a yellow dye

Inscription: Gossypium. Gossypium religiosum; or cotton tree. M. Merian delt. J. Pass sculpt.
Additional makers: Wilkes, John, -1810. ; Pass, John, active 1797-1815.

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London, England

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