The 'snow-bird' and the 'broom-rape' Mark Catesby
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The 'snow-bird' and the 'broom-rape'
'Passer nivalis', the snow-bird, and 'Orobanche virginiana flore pentapetale cernuo', the broom-rape (Catesby's identifications; modern scientific names: Junco hyemalis, the dark-eyed junco; Monotropa uniflora, the one-flower Indian-pipe). A toadstool, captioned Fungoides capitulo intorto (modern name Geoglossum glabrum, the black adder tongue fungus), is also depicted, but is not mentioned in Catesby's text. Plate 36 from volume I of The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands by Mark Catesby (London, 1731). Mark Catesby was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1733.
Original: etching. 1731
- Image reference: RS-10485
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