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Water locust tree, Gledistia monosperma

Water locust tree, Gledistia monosperma
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Leaves, flower, pod and seed of the swamp locust or water locust, Gledistia monosperma, Gleditsia aquatica. Handcolored stipple engraving from a botanical illustration by Pancrace Bessa, engraved on copper by Gabriel, from Francois Andre Michaux's North American Sylva Philadelphia, 1857. French botanist Michaux (1770-1855) explored America and Canada in 1785 cataloging its native trees.

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