Identification of Plants in the 1584 Murals of the Casa del Deán, Puebla, México

  • Arthur O. TUCKER Delaware State University, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover DE 19901, USA
  • Jules JANICK Purdue University, Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, West Lafayette IN 47907-2010
Keywords: art history; Iris fulva; Mentzelia hispida; Prunus mexicana; Prunus serotina; Punica granatum; Rosa damascena; Symphoria globulifera; Vitis vinifera

Abstract

The murals in the Casa del Dean in Puebla, Mexico completed in 1584 by anonymous indigenous artists contain many plant illustrations in friezes including plants indigenous to Mexico as well as European plants. Five species native to New Spain (Iris fulvaMentzelia hispidaPrunus mexicanaPrunus serotina subsp. capuli, and Symphoria globulifera) and three species introduced from Europe (Punica granatumRosa damascena ‘Semperflorens’, and Vitis vinifera) were identified. A number of fantasy or nebulous plants are recognized.

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Published
2017-06-10
How to Cite
TUCKER, A. O., & JANICK, J. (2017). Identification of Plants in the 1584 Murals of the Casa del Deán, Puebla, México. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 45(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha45110692
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Research Articles