Dillenia alata (Dilleniaceae) - Plate 1

Joseph Banks

Australia (Parts 1 - 15)

Line engraving by Gerald Sibelius, after watercolour drawings by Sydney Parkinson (1770) and Frederick Polydore Nodder (1778). Joseph Banks and his party saw this species at: Point Lookout, Australia (1770) Endeavour River, Australia (17 June - 4 August 1770) A remarkable feature of these large trees with shady evergreen canopy is that the showy yellow flowers last for only one day. The species is confined to coastal areas in New Guinea and tropical north-eastern Queensland, where it is commonly known as the golden guinea tree


This print is also illustrated as Plate 106 on page 223 of Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage, published by Thames & Hudson Ltd 

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