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Banksia nivea

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Banksia Nivea


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


Banksia nivea, commonly known as Honeypot Dryandra, is a shrub endemic to Western Australia. This species was first collected by Jacques Labillardière in the vicinity of Esperance Bay between 15 and 17 December 1792, during a search for the naturalist Claude Riche, who had become lost on the Australian mainland. This was described and figured as above in 'Relation du Voyage à la Recherche de la Pérouse', his account of the voyage published in 1800, under the name Banksia nivea. In 1810 Robert Brown transferred it into a new genus, Dryandra, and it remained there until 2007 when Austin Mast and Kevin Thiele transferred all Dryandra species into Banksia. One small faint spot lower right corner.

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artist Claude-Marie-Francois Dien (1787-1865) after Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840)
method Copper-line engraving
date C1800
size 450mm by 310mm (platemark)
SKU BT8155