Araceae - Arum palaestinum From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Miller's book, An Illustration to the Sexual System of Linnaeus (1770-7), was an attempt to explain and promote the system of classification devised by the famous botanist Carl Linnaeus. This was based on the number and relation of the reproductive parts of flowers. The book was published in various combinations of plates, coloured and uncoloured. This is one of several proof plates, printed before the lettering was added.
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