Bromelia by Mee

Margaret Ursula Mee (1909-1988)
(BROMELIACEAE) Bromelia anticantha, c.1958.
Watercolour on watermarked paper, 660 x 478 mm.

Margaret Mee's name will be forever associated with her interest in conserving the Amazon rainforests. Her exquisite drawings of plants, especially the bromeliads and orchids, did much to increase awareness of the diversity of plants from this region. She helped to draw international attention to the damage that commercial clearance of the rainforest was having on this unique and diverse habitat.

This fine and colourful drawing of a bromeliad (BROMELIACEAE Bromelia anticantha) is a wonderful example of her detailed work.

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