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Plate 1 from Banks' Florilegium shows Dillenia alata (Dilleniaceae). Dillenia alata, commonly known as red beech, or the golden guinea tree, grows in swampy depressions around Cairns, Queensland. Its large, showy yellow flowers only last for one day.
This plate was engraved by Gerald Sibelius.
Photo: George Serras.
The Dillenia alata specimens were collected by Banks and Solander at Endeavour River, Queensland. Courtesy: © Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney.
This sketch was completed by Endeavour artist Sydney Parkinson in 1770. Courtesy: The Natural History Museum, London.
This watercolour, based on Parkinson's sketch, was painted by Frederick Polydore Nodder in 1778. Courtesy: The Natural History Museum, London.