Woodcut of a red kidney bean plant

Woodcut of a red kidney bean plant

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Caption: Red kidney bean. Woodcut illustration of a 'phaseolus Brasilianus', or red kidney bean plant. This is probably a variety of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris. This illustration was published in De simplicibus medicamentis ex occidentali India delatis, quorum in medicina usus est, by Nicholas de Monardes printed in Antwerp in 1574.

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Keywords: 1500s, 1574, 16th century, bean, black, brasilianus, carbohydrate, dicotyledon, drawing, food, illustration, kidney, monochrome, native, phaseolus, plant, portrait, red, vertical, vulgaris, white, whole, woodcut

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