Stonebreaker specimen Jacob van Huysum
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Botanical study of Phyllanthus niruri, common names include stonebreaker, gale of the wind and seed-under-leaf, referred to here as Niruri Barbadense. Shown with oval shaped green leaves and small blossoming green flowers. Commonly found in coastal areas.
Painting 44 from MS/109, a collection of botanical paintings by Jacob van Huysum and William Sartorius.
Inscribed in ink 'Niruri Barbadense, folio ovali subtus glauco pediculis florum brevissimis Rand.' Not signed.
A specimen of this plant was noted in 'A catalogue of the Fifty Plants, from Chelsea-Garden, presented to the Royal Society... 1726' by Isaac Rand, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society vol 35, issue 399 (1728), p.295.
Jacob van Huysum (1682-1745), Dutch botanical painter, was not a Fellow of the Royal Society. He produced most of the 50 illustrations for the Historia Plantarum Rariorum (London: 1728-38) written by John Martyn FRS, and all the drawings for Philip Miller’s Catalogus Plantarum, an index of trees, shrubs, plants and flowers.
- Image reference: RS-17992
- ©The Royal Society
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