Venus fly trap, 18th century

Venus fly trap, 18th century

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Venus fly trap, 18th century. This illustration is from 'Encyclopedie Methodique: Botanique' (Pancoucke, 1789) written by French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829). This illustration was copied directly from the artwork accompanying the first description of Dionaea muscipula by British naturalist John Ellis (c.1710-1776), sent to Linnaeus in 1769.

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