Ca. 1800. A large beautifully hand colored image of the Australian green honey myrtle or bottle brush, showing two of its distinctive flowers. Melaleuca diosmifolia is a compact growing shrub from the south west corner of Western Australia, and has beautiful green bottlebrush flowers, the stamens tipped with yellow.
From the elusive 'The Botanist's Repository, for New, and Rare Plants'. 8 1/4 x 10" Very good + condition. Item #24957