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A drawing

Hesperantha cucullata

Hesperantha cucullata

Not everything in our collections are plants. Among other things, we also have some drawings. This is one of them, obviously of a specimen now in Berlin, made by Friedrich Wilhelm Klatt (1825-1897) of a Hesperantha cucullata, one of more than 80 species from this subsaharan genus (family Iridaceae; some Hesperantha are cultivated). Klatt, who (as you can see) was a scilled artist, studied Iridiaceae in such detail that he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Rostock.

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