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Roy Mottram

Charles Plumier, the King's Botanist

Reproduced from Bradleya 20, 2002 with permission of the British Cactus and Succulent Society (BCSS) and of the author. Michel Lacoste is gratefully acknowleged for having obtained the original copies of the plates.
The reproduction of the article is “as is” and complies with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.

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Short history of Charles Plumier with reproductions of the original plates and text from Botanicon Americanum (1689-1697). Analysis and identification of the plates are provided. Some of these plates were reproduced in the middle of the 18th century by J. Burman.

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Right: Pilosocereus polygonus; plate 22, Vol. 3. Courtesy Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris.

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