Iridaceae - Babiana spathacea|
From: Curtis's botanical magazine by John Sims (editor).
London, T. Curtis, 1803, volume 17, plate 638. Hand-coloured engraving by Francis Sansom after Sydenham Teast Edwards (sheet 134 x 230 mm, right margin cropped). Text enclosed.
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