Bixa Orellana

Title

Bixa Orellana

Subject

Bixa Orellana, the plant used in production of achiote oil

Description

This is a reproduction of a drawing of Bixa Orellana by Salvador Rizo Blanco for Real Jardin Botanico: Dibujos de la Real Expedición Botánica del Nuevo Reino de Granada (1783-1816), directed by J.C. Mutis. One of the purposes of Mutis's project was to gather botanical data about the new plants being discovered, allowing for identification of these plants and knowledge about the usefulness of any of these plants. In the case of Bixa Orellana, one such use has come to be achiote oil.

Creator

Salvador Rizo Blanco

Source

-http://www.rjb.csic.es/icones/mutis/paginas/
-Real Jardin Botanico: Dibujos de la Real Expedición Botánica del Nuevo Reino de Granada (1783-1816), dirigida por J.C. Mutis
-Tracing by Ellen Jennings of image of Bixa Orellana found on the website http://www.rjb.csic.es/icones/mutis/paginas/

Publisher

Real Jardín Botánico (CSIC)

Date

The Real Jardin Botanico: Dibujos de la Real Expedición Botánica del Nuevo Reino de Granada (1783-1816), dirigida por J.C. Mutis was produced over the years of 1783-1816

Contributor

J. C. Mutis
Patrick Jennings

Rights

http://www.rjb.csic.es/icones/mutis/paginas/comocitarrecurso.php

Relation

[no text]

Format

The image from The Real Jardin Botanico: Dibujos de la Real Expedición Botánica del Nuevo Reino de Granada (1783-1816), dirigida por J.C. Mutis was traced by Ellen Jennings and scanned onto the computer. It is a JPEG file, 2048 pixels wide by 2048 pixels long.

Language

Spanish

Type

Botany

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

[no text]

Original Format

Drawing

Physical Dimensions

54.6 cm by 37.9 cm

Files

IMG_0524 abc.jpg

Citation

Salvador Rizo Blanco, “Bixa Orellana,” Food origins, accessed February 27, 2021, https://tenochtitlan.omeka.net/items/show/63.