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Indian Almond (Terminalia catappa)

Bhawani Das1770/1780

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

 

The leaves of the Indian almond can be used to feed
silkworms and well as containing tannins that might help treat some cancers and
sickle-cell anaemia. Though no relation of the true almond, this tree bears
almond-like oily fruits. Its timber is also used.
A  native of the Malay Peninsula frequently grown in gardens in India. Most of the plants of this family possess acrid and poisonous properties and few have any economic uses.  Typhonium Trelobatum Schottof the Natural order ARACEAE. Drawings of Indian plants and trees later named at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew

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  • Title: Indian Almond (Terminalia catappa)
  • Creator: Bhawani Das
  • Date: 1770/1780
  • Physical Dimensions: w380 x h543 mm
  • Provenance: Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter City Council.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Medium: Watercolour
  • Artist: Company School

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