Heberdenia bahamensis (Myrsinaceae) - Plate 395

Joseph Banks

Madeira (Part 19)

Line engraving by Daniel MacKenzie, after Sydney Parkinson (1768). Joseph Banks and his party saw this species at: Funchal, Madeira (13 September - 18 September 1768) Named after Dr. Thomas Heberden, chief physician in Tenerife and Madeira, this evergreen tree has green or yellowish-green flowers and purple-black fruits. The naturalists were told that the wood was used for the keel of boats and the staves of wine casks. Today it is used for cabinet work.

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Note:
This print is also illustrated as Plate 2 on page 25 of Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage, published by Thames & Hudson Ltd 

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