Sesbania coccinea (Leguminosae) - Plate 598

Joseph Banks

Society Islands (Parts 28 - 31)

Line engraving by Daniel MacKenzie, after Sydney Parkinson (1769). Joseph Banks and his party saw this species at: Otaheite, Society Islands (13 April-1 June and 4 June-13 July 1769) One of the handsomest of all Parkinson's illustrations, this shrub is found on many of the islands of south-eastern Polynesia, growing in the lowland areas behind the beaches.


This print is also illustrated as Plate 24 on page 67 of Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage, published by Thames & Hudson Ltd 

You can download a concordance of plate numbers here 

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