Cochlospermum gillivraei (Cochlospermaceae) - Plate 12

Joseph Banks

Australia (Parts 1 - 15)

Line engraving by Gerald Sibelius, after Sydney Parkinson (1770) and Frederick Polydore Nodder (1778). Joseph Banks and his party saw this species at: Bustard Bay, Australia (22 May - 24 May 1770) Endeavour River, Australia (17 June - 4 August 1770) This small deciduous tree is found in northern areas of Queensland growing on hillsides and mountain slopes. The conspicuous yellow flowers are followed by red bell-shaped seed pods. The Aborigines are reputed to have used the plant as a source of fibre.


This print is also illustrated as Plate 101 on page 213 of Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage, published by Thames & Hudson Ltd 

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