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Featured Botanical Art Image

Tamarindus indica, tamarind

Hand painted copy of an illustration of tamarind, commissioned by William Roxburgh. In his 'Flora Indica', Roxburgh describes this species as a magnificent tree, one of the largest in India. It generally flowers in May and ripens its fruit during the cold season. Roxburgh also reports an extract of a letter of Captain Pringle at Lucknow, where the qualities and the uses of various parts of this plant are explained. Other names: Tintri, Tintiree (Sanskrit); Tintiree, Tintil, Tentool (Bengali); Umli, Amli (Hindi); Chinta-chittoo (Telugu)

© RBG KEW

Featured Botanical Art Image

557. View of Matang and River, Sarawak, Borneo

Palms (Arenga saccharifera, Labill., &c.) and Mangosteens in the foreground. Toddy, or Palm Wine, an intoxicating drink, is made from the Arenga and sugar is obtained by boiling and evaporation of the sap of this palm. A good tree will yield 100 pint

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Borneo, Drink, Foreground, Landscape, Leaves, Marianne North, Matang, Painting, Palms, River, Sarawak, Wine

Featured Botanical Art Image

Erythrina indica, Willd

Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In his 'Flora Indica', Roxburgh describes this species as an armed tree, common over India and 'the Islands'. It flowers in March and April, and ripens its seed in June and July. Roxburgh also mentions that the Malays usually employed this tree to support the black pepper vine, and in this case they call it 'Chinkereen.' The drawing has been inscribed by Roxburgh in pencil 'This side....['], the racemes being always horizontal', possibly referring to which way up the drawing should be viewed

© RBG KEW