Sarcostemma australe (Asclepiadaceae) - Plate 209

Joseph Banks

Australia (Parts 1 - 15)

Line engraving by Francis Chesham after Sydney Parkinson (1770). Joseph Banks and his party saw this species at: Point Lookout, Australia (1770) Bay of Inlets, Australia (1770) Bustard Bay, Australia (22 May - 24 May 1770) Palm Island, Australia (7 June 1770) Cape Grafton, Australia (9 June - 10 June 1770) Endeavour River, Australia (17 June - 4 August 1770) This small plant with its leafless stems and milky sap has several common names Australia, particularly in subtropical areas on stony soils.


This print is also illustrated as Plate 129 on page 263 of Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage, published by Thames & Hudson Ltd 

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