Botanical Illustration of Ripe Red Fruit


The Smithsonian has beautiful botanical illustrations. And it’s cactus fruit season at the nursery. We have fruit bursting out of echinocereuses, echinopsises, mammillarias, opuntias and more. That means it’s time to take a look at some botanical illustrations of cactus fruit. See, it all makes sense in the end.

copyright © Smithsonian Institution

Plate Number: 1778
Publication: The Cactaceae Vol. 2 Pl 16, Fig 3
Client: Britton, N.L. and Rose, J.N. – Size: 11×14

Acanthocereus subinermis (Cactaceae) – Collection: Rose, Mexico, between Mitla & Oaxaca City; fruiting branch.
Artist: Eaton, M.E. – Date unknown – watercolor


    
    
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