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Papaver, botanical vintage engraving
Papaver is an ornamental plant with red, pink, orange, yellow and lilac flowers and with some culinary use. Several kinds have medicinal use for their narcotic and hypnotic property. Opium, morphine and codeine are alkaloids found in several poppy varieties.
Botanical illustration: : Cinchona officinalis
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of the Cinchona plant: a medicinal plant, source for quinine, native of Andean forest. Cinchona has opposite lanceolate leaves, the flowers are small in panicles and the fruit is a capsule with seeds.
Botanical illustration: Aconitum lycoctonum
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of Aconitum lycoctonum, a flowering perennial plant: native of Europe and Northern Asia, poisonous with palmated leaves, dark violet flowers and fruits as capsules with seeds. It was used as arrow poison.