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‘Lost’ book of Cuban botany drawings rediscovered after 190 years

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering shrub found in the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. This drawing of the plant, seen in the archives of the Rare and Manuscript…Photograph by Robert Clark
Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering shrub found in the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. This drawing of the plant, seen in the archives of the Rare and Manuscript… Photograph by Robert Clark

Decades of searching uncovered the brilliantly illustrated plants and detailed notes made by a U.S. woman living in Cuba in the 1800s.

Source: ‘Lost’ book of Cuban botany drawings rediscovered after 190 years

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