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Background imageMarianne North Collection: 411. A View on the Kowie River, South Africa

411. A View on the Kowie River, South Africa
Zamia, and Strelitzia on the right, and tree Euphorbias on the distant hills

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 410. Krippelboom, with False Bay in the distance: South Africa

410. Krippelboom, with False Bay in the distance: South Africa
The family, Proteaceae, of which the Krippelboom (Leucospermum conocarpum, R. Br.) is a member, is almost as largely represented in South Africa as it is in Australia, but by different genera

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 409. Old Dutch Vase and South African Flowers

409. Old Dutch Vase and South African Flowers
This painting done at Groot Post gives some idea of the astonishing wealth in variety exhibited by the bulbous plants of South Africa

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 408. A Mountaineer from the Hills near Grahamstown

408. A Mountaineer from the Hills near Grahamstown
This handsome robust Composita (Oldenburgia arbuscula, DC.) inhabits the sterile, stony region chiefly occupied by plants having succulent stems or leaves. (See 403.)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 407. The Wool-Flower of South Africa and some others

407. The Wool-Flower of South Africa and some others
Lanaria plumosa, Ait. is the name of the densely woolly plant having small white flowers and grass-like leaves. Other conspicuous flowers in this painting are the orange Leonotis nepetaefolia, R. Br

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 406. Touch-me-not and Sugar-Birds at Tulbagh, South Africa

406. Touch-me-not and Sugar-Birds at Tulbagh, South Africa
In front the purple flowers and pale green leaves of Melianthus major, Linn. or Touch-me-not (Dutch : Truytje roer my niet-literally Gertie, touch-me-not)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 404. Root Parasites and Blue Blepharis, Port Elizabeth

404. Root Parasites and Blue Blepharis, Port Elizabeth
As may be seen, these brilliantly coloured plants have no green leaves; and they have no need of them, because they draw their nourishment from the roots of other plants upon which they fasten as

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 403. Vegetation on the Hills near Grahamstown

403. Vegetation on the Hills near Grahamstown
A slender-stemmed arboreous Euphorbia, Crassula coccinea, Linn. the gouty Erythrina caffra, Thunb. Elephants Foot (Testudinaria elephantipes, Lindl.), and bushes of Oldenburgia arbuscula, 1)0

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 402. Cape Colours

402. Cape Colours
The white-flowered " Ink Plant" (Cycnium tubatum, Harvey) in front, with the rosy Hibiscus pedunculatus, Thunb. blue Plectranthus

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 401. Vegetation of the Addo Bush with Kaffirs and their Habitation

401. Vegetation of the Addo Bush with Kaffirs and their Habitation
Hanging from the trees in front are nests of a species of social finch different from that on the bullrushes in 400. On the right is an Aloe

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 722. Group of Nikau Palms, with a background of the Kawa Kawa, New Zealand

722. Group of Nikau Palms, with a background of the Kawa Kawa, New Zealand
The Nikau Palm, Rhopalostylis sapida, Wendl. & Drude (syn. Areca sapida, Soland.) is the most southern member of the order

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 400. Social Birds and Social Herbs at Malmesbury, South Africa

400. Social Birds and Social Herbs at Malmesbury, South Africa
Here is the familiar Richardia aethiopica, Kuth, of our windows and conservatories, growing gregariously in its native swamps, associated with the almost cosmopolitan bullrush (Typha latifolia)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 399. Brunsvigia multiflora, near Queenstown, South Africa

399. Brunsvigia multiflora, near Queenstown, South Africa
This Amaryllid is remarkable for its large bulb and inflorescence, the latter appearing each season after the leaves have decayed and disappeared

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 398. The Hottentot Fig and other Succulents from the Karroo

398. The Hottentot Fig and other Succulents from the Karroo
Mesembryanthemun edule, , Linn. is the name of one of the plants which yield the fruit called, " Hottentot Fig, " represented hanging down on the left in this painting, with white, yellow

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 397. A tree of the sea-shore, St. Johns River, Kaifraria

397. A tree of the sea-shore, St. Johns River, Kaifraria
Hibiscus tiliaceus, Linn. (syn. Paritium tiliaceum, Juss.) is one of the commonest of littoral trees in tropical and subtropical countries

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 396. A Selection of Flowers from Table Mountain, Cape of Good Ho

396. A Selection of Flowers from Table Mountain, Cape of Good Ho
A stout fleshy ground-orchid (Satyrium carneum, R. Br.) with pink flowers; a Tree Daisy (Osmitopsis asteriscoides, Cass.), a blue Pseralea, with three species of Heath (Erica) on the left

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 395. Buphane toxicaria and other Flowers of Grahamstown

395. Buphane toxicaria and other Flowers of Grahamstown
Buphane toxicaria, Herb. is the large bulb bearing a single large head of innumerable small red flowers with projecting stamens

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 394. Star of Bethlehem from Algiers

394. Star of Bethlehem from Algiers
This is probably one of the varieties of Ornithogalum narbonense, Linn. in cultivation under the name 0. grandiflorum

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 392. Two climbing plants of St. Johns, and Butterflies

392. Two climbing plants of St. Johns, and Butterflies
The purple pea-flower is apparently a species of Dolichos, and the yellowish green flowers are those of Riocreuxia torulosa, Dcne. Compare this with Ceropegia Sandersoni, Dcne

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 391. Clivia and Grapnel Plant, South Africa

391. Clivia and Grapnel Plant, South Africa
The grapnel plant (Harpagophytumn procumbens, DC.) produces one of the most singular seed-vessels known. Its long claw-like appendages terminate in sharp recurved prickles

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 390. Vegetation on the St. Johns River, Kaffraria

390. Vegetation on the St. Johns River, Kaffraria
The trees on the right, bearing white flowers, are the White Pear, see 375

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 388. Various species of Hibiscus, with Tecoma and Barleria, Nata

388. Various species of Hibiscus, with Tecoma and Barleria, Nata
The central plant with yellowish white flowers is Hibiscus cannabinus, Linn. with H. surattensis, Linn. above on the left, and H. calycinus, Willd. below it, and one small pale yellow flower of H

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 387. Aloe and Passionflower, South Africa

387. Aloe and Passionflower, South Africa
The Aloe flowers in this painting belong to the trunkless species in 386; and the Passionflower (Passiflora edulis, Sims.) is a plant of American origin cultivated and colonised in South Africa

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 386. Aloes at Natal

386. Aloes at Natal
In front is a portion of the inflorescence, natural size, of the arboreous one; to the left is a plant of a species which does not form a trunk. It is near, if not true, Aloe latifolia

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 384. Kaffir Plumtrees overhanging St. Johns River, Kaffrar

384. Kaffir Plumtrees overhanging St. Johns River, Kaffrar
Observe the cord-like climbers attached to the trees, and the tufts of Agapanthus umbellatus on the bank. For flowers and fruit of this tree see 382

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 383. A Remnant of the Past near Verulam, Natal

383. A Remnant of the Past near Verulam, Natal
This trio of grand old Aloes (Aloe Baines ii, Dyer) was about forty feet high at the time the painting was done, and the only ones in that neighbourhood

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 382. The Kaffir Plum, painted in the Perie Bush, South Africa

382. The Kaffir Plum, painted in the Perie Bush, South Africa
Flowers and fruit of the tree (Harpephyllum caffrum, Bernh.) represented in 384. Panel 115

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 381. The Knobwood and Flowers of Natal

381. The Knobwood and Flowers of Natal
One of the most singular of South African trees is the Knobhout or Knobwood (Zanthoxylum capense, Harv.), the trunk of which is studded with massive pyramidal excrescences of the bark

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 380. A common Plant on sandy sea-shores in the Tropics

380. A common Plant on sandy sea-shores in the Tropics
This lovely trailer (Ipomoea blob, Forsk, is found on almost all sandy sea-shores in the tropics as well as in some subtropical regions, including many of the most remote oceanic islands)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 379. Mouth of the St. Johns River, Kaifraria, and aboriginal

379. Mouth of the St. Johns River, Kaifraria, and aboriginal

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 378. Amatungula in Flower and Fruit and Blue Ipomoea, South Afri

378. Amatungula in Flower and Fruit and Blue Ipomoea, South Afri
Painted at the mouth of the Kowie River. Trees of the Amatungula (Carissca grandiftora) are shown in 363. The Ipomoea is I

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 377. Crinum Moorei and Honeysuckers, Bashi River, South Africa

377. Crinum Moorei and Honeysuckers, Bashi River, South Africa
This beautiful Crinum was introduced into the Glasnevin Botanic Garden about twenty years ago, and is now not uncommon in cultivation, and is said to be hardy in the milder parts of the kingdom

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 376. Male Papaw with Flowers and Imperfect Fruit

376. Male Papaw with Flowers and Imperfect Fruit
Usually the male and female flowers of the Papaw (Carica Papaya, Linn.) are borne on separate plants, the former on long hanging branches, the latter on very short stalks

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 375. Flowers of St. Johns in Pondo Basket

375. Flowers of St. Johns in Pondo Basket
Beginning on the right at the top, there is the dark blue Coleotrype natalensis, C. B. Clarke, a purplish red Balsam (Impatiens, sp)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 374. Looking up Stream from the mouth of the St. Johns River, K

374. Looking up Stream from the mouth of the St. Johns River, K
Various Aloes, Strelitzia augusta, and Mesembryanthemum on the rocks in front

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 373. The Gates of St. Johns River, Kaffraria. 373. The Gates of St. Johns River, Kaffraria

373. The Gates of St. Johns River, Kaffraria. 373. The Gates of St. Johns River, Kaffraria
Bishop Galloways house in the foreground

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 372. Undercliff and its two Fairies, with Raintree, St. John

372. Undercliff and its two Fairies, with Raintree, St. John
The botanical affinity of the Raintree has not been ascertained. It is a name given to various trees, notably members of the Leguminosae in different parts of the world in consequence of water

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 371. Group of Natal Flowers

371. Group of Natal Flowers
In the top right hand corner Loranthus natalensis, Meissn. then clusters of the blue Pycnostachys reticulata, Benth. and the white and pink Dombeya Burgessiae, Gerard, the " Zulu Cherry

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 370. A Tree Euphorbia, Natal

370. A Tree Euphorbia, Natal
This is E. grandidens, Haw. very much like E. abyssinica, Rausch, which Bruce figures so faithfully in his " Travels" that there is no mistaking its genus, though he stoutly maintained

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 366. A Cycad in fruit in Mr. Hills Garden, Verulam, Natal

366. A Cycad in fruit in Mr. Hills Garden, Verulam, Natal
Behind on the left a plant of the same. This is Cycas circinalis, Linn. a species having a wide range in the tropics of the Old World, including many islands in Polynesia

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 364. View of a Table Mountain from Bishop Colensos House, Natal

364. View of a Table Mountain from Bishop Colensos House, Natal
The Australian Gum-trees, Indian Bamboos, and other exotic plants in the garden were planted by the Bishop himself

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 363. Trees from the Artists Hut at St. Johns, South Africa

363. Trees from the Artists Hut at St. Johns, South Africa
On the right the Amatungula, (Carissa grandiflora, E. Mey.) or auntigoulah, as corrupted by the colonists; the best native fruit of the country

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 362. White and Yellow Everlastings (with varieties of Mantis to

362. White and Yellow Everlastings (with varieties of Mantis to
On the right the yellow-flowered Senecio mcacroglossus, DC. a climber with ivy-like leaves; the clustered wholly yellow Helichirysum appendiculatum, Less

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 360. Doum and Date Palms on the Nile above Philae, Egypt

360. Doum and Date Palms on the Nile above Philae, Egypt
Among Palms the Doum (Hyphaene thebaica, Mart.) is remarkable for having normally a branched trunk, instead of a single trunk with a terminal crown of leaves

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 359. Looking seaward from the mouth of St. Johns River, Kaffrar

359. Looking seaward from the mouth of St. Johns River, Kaffrar
Various Aloes and the banana-like Strelitzia augusta, Thunb. on the rocks in the foreground. Flowers of the Strelitzia in 369

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 358. Ordeal Plant or Tanghin and Parokeets of Madagasear

358. Ordeal Plant or Tanghin and Parokeets of Madagasear
Gerbera Tanghin, Hook, , yields a poisonous juice which was formerly much employed in Madagascar to detect and punish crime

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 357. Blue Lily and large Butterfly, Natal

357. Blue Lily and large Butterfly, Natal
Behind are large tufts of the plant (Agapanthus umbellatus, L Herit.) as it grows in its native haunts. There is a variety with white flowers

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 355. Morning Glory, Natal

355. Morning Glory, Natal
This is Ipomoea rubrocoerulea, Hook. a Mexican species now cultivated in many countries, and covering all the verandahs at Durban, at the time of the artists visit




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