"What Georg Dionysius Ehret called Ficus foliis palmatis in this drawing seems likely to me to be Ficus carica, the common fig. This is a hand-colored engraving after Ehret published in A few figgy facts at the click-through.
#HSASundayGarden: Papaya (Carica papaya). #SciArt by Berthe Hoola van Nooten for her book Fleurs Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'ille de Java (c1880). Read more about this work on my blog: http://ift.tt/2DGRpLo -- View the original in #BHLib: http://ift.tt/2DVTIO0