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Background imageMarianne North Collection: 599. A cultivated Crinum, painted in Borneo

599. A cultivated Crinum, painted in Borneo
Crinum augustum, Roxb. a native of Mauritius and Seychelles, and one of the handsomest of this fine genus of Amaryllidaceae. Entire plants are represented in 547

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 598. Stagshorn Fern, and the Young Rajah of Sarawak, with Chines

598. Stagshorn Fern, and the Young Rajah of Sarawak, with Chines
This remarkable fern (Platyceium qrande, J. Sm.), is of a prodigious size and bears two kinds of fronds, fertile and sterile, the former being pendent and divided into narrow segments

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 597. Foliage and Fruit of the Gourka or Goraka of India

597. Foliage and Fruit of the Gourka or Goraka of India
This tree (Garcinia dulcis, Roxb.), yields an inferior quality of gamboge. The fruit is hidden beneath the dense screen of foliage, and can only be seen by lifting it aside

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 596. Flowers and Fruit of Barringtonia, Borneo

596. Flowers and Fruit of Barringtonia, Borneo
Barringtonia speciosa, Forst. is a tree of the Myrtle order, common on the sea-shore of the Malayan, Mascarene, and Polynesian Islands

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 595. Bornean Orchids

595. Bornean Orchids
In the lower left corner, Cypripedium Hookerae. Rchb. f. with spotted leaves, and above it, 0. Lowii, Lindl. with a white-flowered Sarcochilus Calceolus, Lindl. on the right, and a Sarcanthus

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 594. Foliage and Flowers of the Burmese Thaw-ka or Soka, painted

594. Foliage and Flowers of the Burmese Thaw-ka or Soka, painted
Amherstia nobilis, Wall. has perhaps the most magnificent flowers of any member of the large family, Leguminosae, to which it belongs

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 593. Orchids of Sarawak, Borneo

593. Orchids of Sarawak, Borneo
Dendrobium superbum, Rchb.f. having purple flowers with a darker lip; and Calanthe vestita, Wall. white and orange

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 592. Two Climbing Shrubs, painted at Singapore

592. Two Climbing Shrubs, painted at Singapore
Quisqualis indica, L. with red and white flowers, and Thunbergia erecta, T. Anders

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 591. Road Making in the Tegora Forest, Sarawak, Borneo

591. Road Making in the Tegora Forest, Sarawak, Borneo

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 590. Malayan Moth Orchid and an American Climber

590. Malayan Moth Orchid and an American Climber
Phalaenopsis amabilis, Blume, is one of the most distinct types of showy orchids. It is here associated with the beautifully variegated foliage of Haemaria discolor, Lindl

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 589. Nipa Palm, Borneo

589. Nipa Palm, Borneo
Inflorescence of the natural size in front, with a portion of a leaf behind, and the growing plant in fruit in the distance

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 588. Group of Cultivated Flowers

588. Group of Cultivated Flowers
In the foreground Dendrobium primulinum, Lindl. and Combretum grandiflorum, G. Don. with a passion-flower (Passiflora laurifolia, Linn.), the white-flowered Bauhinia variegata, Linn

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 587. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessels of a Peruvian Bark Tree

587. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessels of a Peruvian Bark Tree
There are several species of the genus Cinchona yielding bark of different qualities, and they are all natives of Peru, Bolivia, and the adjoining countries in South America, where, however

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 586. Two cultivated Plants, painted at Singapore

586. Two cultivated Plants, painted at Singapore
The central plant, having long leaves, purple beneath, and a curious inflorescence enclosed in two bracts resembling a bivalve shell, and on that account sometimes called the Oyster Plant

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 585. Scorpion Orchid, cultivated at Singapore

585. Scorpion Orchid, cultivated at Singapore
It is the Arachnanthe moschifera, Blume, a native of the Malayan archipelago; also recorded from Japan, where, however, it is only cultivated

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 583. Areca, or Betel-Nut Palm, Singapore

583. Areca, or Betel-Nut Palm, Singapore
This palm (Areca Catechu, L.) is extensively cultivated in tropical Asia for its seeds, which are cut in slices and rolled in the leaves of species of Piper and chewed with lime. See 310

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 582. Flowers and Fruit of the Doctors Tree, Sarawak, Borneo

582. Flowers and Fruit of the Doctors Tree, Sarawak, Borneo
This climber (Rourea sp.) is a member of the Connaraceae, a small family allied to the Leguminosae

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 581. Flowers and Butterflies of Sarawak, Borneo

581. Flowers and Butterflies of Sarawak, Borneo
Mussaenda macrophylla, Wall. is the plant on which the Butterflies (Ornithoptera priamus) are painted, though they are from Amboina

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 580. View of Singapore, from Dr. Littles garden

580. View of Singapore, from Dr. Littles garden
A red-stemmed Palm (Cyrtostachys Lakka, Bee.) and Wine Palm (Caryota mitis, Lour.) in the foreground. For further particulars the reader is referred to the description of 670

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 579. Tree covered with Epiphytes, and a Palawan tree, Sarawak

579. Tree covered with Epiphytes, and a Palawan tree, Sarawak

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 577. Flowers and Fruit of the Mangosteen, and Singapore Monkey

577. Flowers and Fruit of the Mangosteen, and Singapore Monkey
The Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana, Linn.) is a native of Malacca, and it is esteemed by many as the best of all tropical fruit

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 576. Group of Wild Palms, Sarawak, Borneo

576. Group of Wild Palms, Sarawak, Borneo
Areca Catechu, L. (Betel) in flower, Arenga saccharifera, Labill. in fruit. Observe also Taro (Colocasia esculenta)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 575. Foliage and Fruit of a Forest Tree of Java

575. Foliage and Fruit of a Forest Tree of Java
Amoora Aphanamixis, Schult. a member of the Meliaceae

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 574. A climber in flower and fruit, Sarawak

574. A climber in flower and fruit, Sarawak
The flowers, although green in colour, are very sweet-scented. It is an Artabotrys (Anonaceae)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 573. Mouth of the Kuching River, Sarawak

573. Mouth of the Kuching River, Sarawak

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 572. Leaf Insect

572. Leaf Insect
See description of 676. Phyllium siccifolium

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 571. A Clump of Screw Pine and Palm with a glimpse of the river

571. A Clump of Screw Pine and Palm with a glimpse of the river
A strong fibre is obtained from the leaves of some of the Screw pines; and sugar bags are made of the leaves of Pandanus utilis, Bory, a Mauritian species

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 569. Pitcher Plants with Fern behind, Sarawak, Borneo

569. Pitcher Plants with Fern behind, Sarawak, Borneo
Nepenthes gracilis, Korth. The pitchers on young plants usually differ very much in shape and colouring from those of adult, plants. The fern is Gleichenia linearis

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 567. Sago Palms in flower, with a glimpse of the river at Sarawa

567. Sago Palms in flower, with a glimpse of the river at Sarawa
The word Sagus is said to be derived from Sagu, which in the language of the Papuan race signifies bread, and is given to the Palm Metroxylon Sagu, Rottb

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 566. View from the Istana, Sarawak, Borneo

566. View from the Istana, Sarawak, Borneo
Ducu or Dookhau fruit (Lansium domesticum, Jack.) in front

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 564. View from Matang over the Great Swamp Sarawak, Borneo

564. View from Matang over the Great Swamp Sarawak, Borneo
Shadow of the hills at sunset

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 563. A Mangrove Swamp in Sarawak, Borneo

563. A Mangrove Swamp in Sarawak, Borneo
Various trees and shrubs, belonging to different natural families, that constitute the vegetation of the tidal swamps of warm countries

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 562. Honeysucker at work, Sarawak, Borneo

562. Honeysucker at work, Sarawak, Borneo
Stachytarpheta mutabilis, Vahl. The genus is numerous in species, all of them native of America, but this species is now common in the tropics of the Old World

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 560. Flowers of a Dogwood and an Indigo from the Himalayas

560. Flowers of a Dogwood and an Indigo from the Himalayas
The flowers of the Dogwood (Cornus capitata, Wall.) are quite small and many crowded together, each head being subtended by four coloured bracts, that look very much like petals

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 559. Flowers of a Jasmine and a Pink Begonia, Borneo

559. Flowers of a Jasmine and a Pink Begonia, Borneo
This is Jasminum graciliium, Hook. f. a comparatively recent addition to our gardens, and one of the most desirable of an exquisite genus

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 556. Foliage, Pitchers and Flowers of a Bornean Pitcher Plant, a

556. Foliage, Pitchers and Flowers of a Bornean Pitcher Plant, a
The flowers of most species of Nepenthes are less showy than the pitchers. They are unisexual; the males and females being in separate spikes and perhaps always on different plants

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 555. A Bornean Pitcher Plant, Sarawak

555. A Bornean Pitcher Plant, Sarawak
The green inside of the pitchers, with two darker green spots or eyes just under the lid, is a noteworthy character of this species of Nepenthes, which is probably an undescribed one

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 554. Group of Tree Ferns around the spring at Matang, Sarawak

554. Group of Tree Ferns around the spring at Matang, Sarawak

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 553. The Istana, from the Slanting Bridge, Sarawak

553. The Istana, from the Slanting Bridge, Sarawak
Gardenia, Crinum Northianum, Baker, Nipa fruticans, Betel-nut Palms and Bamboos (Dendrocalamus) in the foreground

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 552. Flowers and Fruit of the Pomelo, a branch of Hennah, and Fl

552. Flowers and Fruit of the Pomelo, a branch of Hennah, and Fl
Hennah (Lawsonia inermis, Linn.) yields a dye much used by Eastern ladies to dye their hair, eyelids, finger nails, &c. The Pomelo is a variety of Shaddock (Citrus decumana, Linn.)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 551. A Sand-binding Plant of Tropical Shores

551. A Sand-binding Plant of Tropical Shores
Ipomoea biloba, Forsk. or Goat s-foot is a very common and widely-diffused plant on sandy sea-shores in the tropics. See 380

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 550. Durian Fruit from a large tree, Sarawak

550. Durian Fruit from a large tree, Sarawak
The Durian (Durio zibethinus, L.) is regarded as the king of fruits by the Malays, and most persons agree that it has a very delicious flavour; but it likewise has a very unpleasant smell

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 548. Walk under Palms, with a glimpse of the River at Sarawak

548. Walk under Palms, with a glimpse of the River at Sarawak

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 547. View of the River from the Rajahs Garden, Sarawak

547. View of the River from the Rajahs Garden, Sarawak
Crinum august, Roxb. Costus speciosus, Sm. Bamboos (Dendrocalamus), Durian, Mango trees, &c. in the foreground

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 546. Old Boat-house and Riverside Vegetation, Sarawak

546. Old Boat-house and Riverside Vegetation, Sarawak
Trunk of Cocoanut Palm, Areca and Sago Palms, both in fruit, Nipa, &c

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 545. Forest Scene, Matang, Sarawak, Borneo

545. Forest Scene, Matang, Sarawak, Borneo
Buttressed tree and Orang-utan

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 544. Flowers and Fruit of the Carambola and Butterflies, Singapo

544. Flowers and Fruit of the Carambola and Butterflies, Singapo
The Carambola (Averrhoa Carambola, L.) is a small evergreen tree, and, like its only congener, the Bilimbi (152), a native of some parts of tropical Asia; it is often cultivated for its fruit

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 543. View of Kuching and River, Sarawak, Borneo

543. View of Kuching and River, Sarawak, Borneo
The plant with Banana-like foliage on the left is the Madagascar Travellers Tree (Ravenala madagascariensis, Sonn.). It belongs to the same natural family as the Banana; but instead of yielding food




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