Cereus grandiflorus, from Plantae Selectae by G.D. Ehret, 1772.
Hand-colored engraving: 50cm x 34cm.
The composition of this study reflects Ehret’s talents as an accomplished designer and draughtsman. The result is both scientifically valuable with accurate dissections and aesthetically pleasing.
Currently this species is named Selenicereus grandiflorus (Caryophyllales - Cactaceae).