Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [Dalea, Struchium, Kleinia (?), and Chrysocoma (?)]

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JCB call number: 
D756 B883c / 2-SIZE
Image title: 
[Dalea, Struchium, Kleinia (?), and Chrysocoma (?)]
Creator 1: 
Georg Dionysius Ehret
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Creator 2: 
F. Patton
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Image publisher: 
[T. Osborne and J. Shipton]
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Image function: 
plate 34; following p. 374
Image dimension height: 
31.2 cm. (platemark)
Image dimension width: 
21 cm. (platemark)
Page dimension height: 
35 cm.
Page dimension width: 
22 cm.
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Branches of three plants with details of flowers. Figure 1 is identified as Dalea. Figure 2 is identified as Struchium. Figure 3 is uncertainly identified as Kleinia. Figure 4 is uncertainly identified as Chrysocoma. Items are lettered and numbered for identification in text.
Source creator: 
Browne, Patrick, 1720?-1790
Source Title: 
The civil and natural history of Jamaica. ...
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Source publisher: 
Printed for the author; and sold by T. Osborne, and J. Shipton, in Gray's-Inn.
Source date: 
MDCCLVI [1756]
Image title taken from pages 314, 312, and 316. Dalea is probably Eupatorium dalea, a shrub. Struchium is a genus, and the species may be Struchium sparganophorum, native to the West Indies. Chrysocoma may be Baccharis scoparia or mountain broom.In the plates the letter (a) indicates the empalement or cup; (b) the flower; (c) the filaments with their antherae; (d) the style and stigma; and (e), (f), and (g) the germen, fruit and seeds.Browne was an Irish medical doctor who settled in Jamaica in 1746. There he collected 1200 species of plants, 400 more than Sloane. He retired to Ireland in 1771.
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References:, image B -W 15099 -01 0; (Mar. 2008); Cassidy, F.G. A Dictionary of Jamaican English, Kingston, Jamaica, 2002, p. 307.
Acquired in 1963; former collections of William Charles de Meuron, Earl Fitzwiliam; Charles William de Meuron, Earl Fitzwilliam; Mary, Marchioness of Rockingham.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
Caribbean Islands
Subject Area: 
Flora and fauna
Subject headings: 
Natural history--Jamaica
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