Catanospermum australe (Leguminosae) - Plate 84

Joseph Banks

Australia (Parts 1 - 15)

Line engraving by Gerald Sibelius, after Sydney Parkinson (1770) and Frederick Polydore Nodder (1779) Joseph Banks and his party saw this species at: Endeavour River, Australia (17 June - 4 August 1770) This tall handsome tree is widely known as Moreton Bay chestnut or black bean. The timber is much prized for cabinet-making.

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Note:
This print is also illustrated as Plate 103 on page 217 of Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage, published by Thames & Hudson Ltd 

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