Arum lily dissected Martin Frobene Ledermuller
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Arum lily dissected
Various studies of the reproductive organs of a variety of Arum lily [Zantedeschia aethiopica? Or possibly a European variety, such as Arum maculatum]. Viewed by microscope, under magnification, the details include flowers seen at the base of the sectioned spadix, ovaries and seeds.
Plate 19 from Amusement microscopique, tant pour l'esprit que pour les yeux, contenant... estampes... d'apres nature...by Martin Frobene Ledermuller, plates volume (Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, Nuremburg, 1764).
Inscribed above: ‘TAB.XIX.’ Inscribed below: ‘M.F.L. del. A.W.W. ex.’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XVIII & XIX. Ce qu’il y a curieux dans l’Arum d’Egipte, ou le Pié de Veau.’ [What is curious about the Egyptian alum, or Pied-de-veau
Martin Frobene [Frobenius] Ledermuller (1719-1769) German naturalist was employed in various capacities as a notary, turning to microscope studies after an illness induced temporary deafness.
- Image reference: RS-18121
- ©The Royal Society
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