Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840), “Aloe Yucca” Yucca aloifolia (detail)
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840)
Watercolor for plate 402 (tas 401): “Aloe Yucca” Yucca aloifolia (detail)
Prepared for Les Liliacées ca. 1802-1816
Watercolor and graphite on vellum
Completed: ca. 1802-1816
Country of Origin: Central and southeastern North America (Mexico, West Indies, North Carolina to Louisiana). Named by Linnaeus after a plant name in Peru or in the West Indies for manihot or cassava.
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