Aloe africana Georg Dionysius Ehret
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Botanical study of Aloe africana, caulescens foliis spinosis, maculis ab utraque parte albicantibus obscurioribus, magis glaucis quam proecedens [modern taxonomy is possibly Aloe saponaria, also known as the Soap Aloe or Zebra Aloe], native to South Africa. The composite study shows the succulent plant in three overlapping sections: the stalk and basal rosette of leaves; the stalk and flower head; and an enlarged single leaf. Also includes detail of two flowers falling from the plant, one revealing the stamens of the flower. Original: ink and watercolour on paper. c.1735.
- Image reference: RS-10966
- Royal Society
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