Flora Iberica is the name of a project born in 1980, linked to the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, and that tries to update and synthesise, over twenty-one volumes, the current knowledge of vascular plants that grow spontaneously in the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, a territory with a remarkably floristic richness.
In 1993 Professor Santiago Castroviejo, senior researcher at Flora Iberica project and then director of the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, offered me the chance to learn a profession, scientific illustrator, unknown to me and since then it has become a passion.
The designs showed here are a small representation of more than 2000 full plates drawn in pen and ink, made in twenty one years of collaboration with the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid.
© 2015 - 2020. Juan Luis Castillo