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Eucalyptus Maculata, Australian Gum Tree. Original lithograph c1897

Eucalyptus Maculata, Australian Gum Tree. Original lithograph c1897

by Maiden, J.H.

This Mottled Gum, now known as Spotted Gum-Tree, is found in the east coast regions of Australia. The Greek name eucalyptus from eu (well), and kalypto (to cover), in reference to the little conical cap that completely covers the white flower, and is thrown off as the flower opens. Latin maculata means spotted, and refers to the smooth bark that falls off in patches. The leaves, particularly when young and tender, have a citrus odour when crushed in the hand – similar to those of Eucalyptus citriodora the hardy Citron-scented Gum of the warmer coastal regions of Queensland.

A beautiful original colour-printed lithograph of Eucalyptus flowers, gum nuts, foliage and bark of this beautiful tree. The artists were Messrs. E.W. Minchen, and H.J.A. Baron, under the guidance of botanical draughtsman Mr. R.T. Baker, and illustrations were given George Bentham's botanical names as well as their popular names. Published circa 1897 for “The Flowering Plants and Ferns of New South Wales” by J.H. Maiden, F.L.S., Assisted by W.S. Campbell, F.L.S. - and intended to familiarize the public with the Colony’s principal flowering shrubs, plants and ferns, and forest trees of economic value.

The page size is 240 x 180mm (9.5 x 7 inches). Image size is 225 x 150mm (9 x 6 inches).

Stock Number: apJHM21Price: $170.00