Luffa cylindrica, 1769

Luffa cylindrica, 1769

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Luffa cylindrica (var. leiocarpa), 18th-century artwork. Finished watercolour drawn in 1769 by British artist Sydney Parkinson (c.1745-1771) on Captain James Cook's first voyage to the Pacific (1768-1771). Illustration annotated Cucurbita multiflora. This artwork is held at the Natural History Museum, London, UK.

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