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Ceriops tagal: Plate 102

Engraved plate

Ceriops tagal plate

Plate 102 from Banks' Florilegium shows Ceriops tagal (Rhizophoraceae). Ceriops tagal is a mangrove found on mud flats along the eastern coast of Australia from New South Wales to Cape York, across northern Australia and south to Broome in Western Australia. Solander originally named this specimen Rhizophora capitata. Linnaeus's genus Rhizophora contained plants that spread in a rhizome-like manner: that is, from underground roots or shoots.

This plate was engraved by Daniel MacKenzie.

Photo: George Serras.


Ceriops tagal specimen

This specimen of Ceriops tagal was collected by Banks and Solander at Bustard Bay, Queensland. Courtesy: Royal National Botanical Gardens.


Ceriops tagal sketch

This sketch was completed by Endeavour artist Sydney Parkinson in 1770. Courtesy: The Natural History Museum, London.


Ceriops tagal watercolour

It is not known who painted this watercolour based on Parkinson's sketch. Courtesy: The Natural History Museum, London.

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