Small Climbing Cactus (Cereus minimus scandens polygonus)

Clilmbing Cactus (Cereus minimums scandens polygonus) (Tab. II of G. D. Ehret, Plantae et Papiliones Rariores ...London, 1748)

published 1748
Georg Dionysus Ehret (German, 1708–1770)

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 109; Nissen 583


Platemark: 42 x 27 cm (16 9/16 x 10 5/8 in.) Sheet: 52.7 x 37 cm (20 3/4 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving, hand-colored

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Cereus minimus scandens polygonus, Tab. II, of G. D. Ehret, “Plantae et Papiliones Rariores Depictae et Aeri Incisae a Georgio Dionysio Ehret”. London, 1748-59.


Elita R. Dike, Brookline; to her spouse George P. Dike, Brookline; bequest to MFA May 14, 1969

Credit Line

Bequest of George P. Dike—Elita R. Dike Collection