Johannes Gessner Pentandria – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Piece together detailed botanical illustrations with Johannes Gessner Pentandria 1000 piece puzzle. When Carl Linnaeus set down his system of scientific classification for all parts of the natural world, at the top were the three kingdoms that many still reference today: plant, animal, and mineral. Within his plant kingdom was the class Pentandria, encompassing plants with five stamens.
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About the Artist
Swiss scientist Johannes Gessner (1709–1790) was a contemporary of Linnaeus and corresponded with the Swedish botanist. One of the first to adopt the Linnean system, Gessner sent his illustrations to Linnaeus (1707–1778) for feedback, including those in Tabulæ Phytographicæ, where his illustration here was first published.
This image was selected from Tabulæ Phytographicæ, analysin generum plantarum exhibentes in the collection of the New York Botanical Garden’s LuEsther T. Mertz Library.
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