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Background imageMarianne North Collection: 465. The only Shade in Ile Aride, Seychelles

465. The only Shade in Ile Aride, Seychelles
A partially uprooted tree of Terminalia Catappa, Linn. affords the only real shade in the island, and under its welcome branches all the inhabitants assemble

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 405. A Medley of Flowers from Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope

405. A Medley of Flowers from Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope
On the right, the scarlet Sutherlandia frutescens, R. Br. followed by the white balls of the minute flowers of a Brunia ? a blue and red Lobostermon(Boraginaceae)

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: 338. Mount Everest or Deodunga, from Sundukpho, North India

338. Mount Everest or Deodunga, from Sundukpho, North India
This is believed to be the highest peak of the highest range of mountains in the world; its estimated height being 29, 002 feet, or about five miles and a half

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 278. Michelia and Climber of Darjeeling, India

278. Michelia and Climber of Darjeeling, India
The tree is Michelia excelsa, Wall. a lofty congener of the Champak, and the climber is Porana grandiflora, Wall. which is remarkable in its family (Convolvulaceae) for being sweetscented

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 114. Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Pitanga, and Sulphur Butt

114. Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Pitanga, and Sulphur Butt
Pitanga is the name applied to more than one myrtaceous fruit in the West Indies and Brazil; this is apparently a species of Eugenia. The butterfly is Callidyasphilea

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 77. Wild Flowers at Morro Velho, Brazil

77. Wild Flowers at Morro Velho, Brazil
Bignonia venusta. Ker. and a Convolvulacea (Quamoclit Nationis Hook. ?), climbing over Luhea rufescens, St. Hil. a forest tree

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 20. The Permanent Snows from Santiago; Patagua in front with Humming Bird and Nest

20. The Permanent Snows from Santiago; Patagua in front with Humming Bird and Nest
Tricuspidaria dependens, Ruiz et Pav. the Patagua, is of the same family as our lime-tree. On the left, near the Patagua tree, and on the right, beyond the building

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 59. A Brazilian Climbing Shrub and Humming Birds

59. A Brazilian Climbing Shrub and Humming Birds
Observe the curious looped-shaped seed-vessel of Odontadenia speciosa, Benth. (syn. Dipladenia Harrisii, Purdie) in the upper right-hand corner; the carpels forming it cohere at the base

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 27. Chilian Lilies and other Flowers in Black Jug and ornamented

27. Chilian Lilies and other Flowers in Black Jug and ornamented
Behind is a yellow Calceolaria and a blue Heliotrope, with the beautiful striped Placea ornata, Miers, in the centre, and three varieties or species of Leucocoryne below

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 24. Sea-shore near Valparaiso, Chili

24. Sea-shore near Valparaiso, Chili
The vegetation on the rocks consists largely of Puya, Cereus and Mesembryan-thermum chilense, Molin. This is the only species of the last named genus in Chili

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 22. Chilian Ground Orchids and other Flowers

22. Chilian Ground Orchids and other Flowers
Here are three species of the large, peculiarly South American, and mainly Chilian, genus of ground orchids, Chloraea; the orange-coloured one matching Alstroemeria aurantiaca in 12

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 18. Chilian Flowers in Twin Mate Pot, and Chilian Strawberries

18. Chilian Flowers in Twin Mate Pot, and Chilian Strawberries
Behind, the heath-like Fabiana imbricata, Ruiz et Pav. and a miniature irid (Tigridia sp ?), with the deep blue Pasithaea coerulea, Don, yellow Mimulus luteus Linn. pink Eyrthraea chilensis, Pers

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 17. View of Concon, Chili, with its two Palms

17. View of Concon, Chili, with its two Palms

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 14. Some Flowers of the Sterile Region of Cauquenas, Chili

14. Some Flowers of the Sterile Region of Cauquenas, Chili
Here is represented a portion of the inflorescence of the Pitcairnia to be seen in the foreground of 10, which is probably the same as one formerly in cultivation under the name of P. rubricaulis

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 13. Two Climbing Plants of Chili and Butterflies

13. Two Climbing Plants of Chili and Butterflies
Hanging above Tacsonia pinnatistipula, Juss. (syn. T. chilensis, Miers); below the dull purple flowers and green fleshy edible fruit of Lardizabala biternata, Ruiz et Pav

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 11. Mexican Poppies, Chilian Schizanthus and Insects

11. Mexican Poppies, Chilian Schizanthus and Insects
The Mexican Poppy (Argemone mexicana, Linn.) colonisesfreely, and is now widely spread in warm countries of both hemispheres

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 9. Common Flowers of Chili

9. Common Flowers of Chili
The large white flower, which changes to pink, is one of the Evening Primrose genus-Oenothera acaulis, Cay. (syn. 0. grandiflora, Ruiz et Pav, and 0)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 1. Victoria regia

1. Victoria regia
This majestic plant and largest off all Water Lilies inhabits many of the rivers of the north-eastern part of South America

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 570. Other Species of Pitcher Plants from Sarawak, Borneo

570. Other Species of Pitcher Plants from Sarawak, Borneo
Nepenthes Rafflesiana, Jack. one of the most ornamental of the genus originally introduced into Kew Gardens from Singapore in 1845. The one below is N. ampullacea, Jack

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Puya chilensis (Chilli), 1880s

Puya chilensis (Chilli), 1880s
Puya chilensis (Chilli) by Marianne North, 1880s. Medium: Oil on board. Dimensions: H 90.4 x W 20.4 cm

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 823. View of the Sugarloaf Mountain from the Aqueduct Road, Rio Janeiro

823. View of the Sugarloaf Mountain from the Aqueduct Road, Rio Janeiro
A Sloth feeding on a Trumpet Tree (Cecropia peltata, L.) in the foreground. The Trumpet Tree is so called because its hollow branches are used by the natives

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 822. Noonday View in the Organ Mountains, Brazil, from Barara

822. Noonday View in the Organ Mountains, Brazil, from Barara

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 821. View near Tijuca, Brazil, Granite Boulders in the foregroun

821. View near Tijuca, Brazil, Granite Boulders in the foregroun
The plants in the foreground are overrun by a species of Dodder (Cuscuta americana, L.) from which an orange dye is obtained. A similar parasitical plant often preys on clover in this country

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 734. Australian Sandal Wood with Mistletoe and Emu Wren, West Au

734. Australian Sandal Wood with Mistletoe and Emu Wren, West Au
In this case the leaves of the parasite (Loranthus pendulus, Sieb.) and the nurse plants (Fusanus spicatus, R. Br.) are so much alike as not to be easily distinguishable

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 683. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Malayan Tree

683. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Malayan Tree
This is Saraca declinata, Miq. a member of the Leguminosae

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 640. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of Eugenia, Sarawak, Borneo

640. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of Eugenia, Sarawak, Borneo
Flowers of E. grandis, Wight, fruit of E. aquea, Burm. f

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 639. Japanese Flowers

639. Japanese Flowers
Forsythia viridissima, Lindl (yellow), Azalea, Camellia, and Paeonia Moutan, Sims. The variegated foliage at the top is of Cleyera Fortunei, Hook. f

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 638. Foliage and Fruit of Sterculia parviflora

638. Foliage and Fruit of Sterculia parviflora
The lower seed-vessels ripe and open, exposing the seeds to view. Each cluster of seed-vessels is the product of a single flower. See 281

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 505. Common Aloe in Flower, Teneriffe

505. Common Aloe in Flower, Teneriffe
The rocky slope covered with a dense thicket of the same plant, (Aloe vera, L.) which is a native of South Africa. Aloes or Bitter Aloes is the dried juice of this and other species of the genus

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 265. Nepalese Temple and Peepul Tree, with Blue Pigeons bathing

265. Nepalese Temple and Peepul Tree, with Blue Pigeons bathing
The Peepul, a kind of fig (Ficus religiosa, Linn.), and the pigeon (Columba livida) are both sacred to the Hindoos. It is the skeleton leaves of the Peepul on which Chinese Buddhists paint flowers

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 261. View of Kinchinjunga from Tonglo

261. View of Kinchinjunga from Tonglo
View of Kinchinjunga from Tonglo

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 248. Bombay Pedlars in Mrs. Camerons Verandah, Kalutara, Ceylon

248. Bombay Pedlars in Mrs. Camerons Verandah, Kalutara, Ceylon

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 228. The Taj Mahal at Agra, North-West India

228. The Taj Mahal at Agra, North-West India
This magnificent mausoleum was built by the Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Arjamand Benu Begum, who died in 1629. The Taj was finished in 1648

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 201. View of Lake Donner, Sierra Nevada

201. View of Lake Donner, Sierra Nevada
The Great Pacific Railway on the right

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 185. Vegetation of the Desert of Arizona

185. Vegetation of the Desert of Arizona
There are various Cacti, including the Suarrow or Suguaro of the Mexicans (Cereus giganteus, Englm.), the largest and most striking member of the family, sometimes as much as sixty feet high

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 179. View in the Fernwalk, Jamaica

179. View in the Fernwalk, Jamaica
This is at an elevation of 5000 feet above the sea, and it is nearly always bathed in a mist

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 170. Flowers of Jasmine Mango or Frangipani, Brazil

170. Flowers of Jasmine Mango or Frangipani, Brazil
A species of Plumeria, whose flowers come before the leaves, and when the latter appear a large caterpillar also often comes and eats them all up

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 149. View over Port Royal, Jamaica, with Bamboos in the foregrou

149. View over Port Royal, Jamaica, with Bamboos in the foregrou

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 124. Leonotis nepetaefolia and Doctor Humming Birds, Jamaica

124. Leonotis nepetaefolia and Doctor Humming Birds, Jamaica
The noble herb here represented is a native of South Africa, and now a common " weed " in some tropical countries. Aithurus polytmus is the name of the bird in this and 123

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 123. Foliage and Flowers of Alpinia nutans, and a pair of Doctor

123. Foliage and Flowers of Alpinia nutans, and a pair of Doctor
The Alpinia is a native of Tropical Asia

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 47. Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil

47. Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil
Datura arborea, Linn. is a native of tropical America, and is commonly cultivated in other countries, as it grows like a rank weed

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 37. Flowers and Fruit of the Maricojas Passion Flower, Brazil

37. Flowers and Fruit of the Maricojas Passion Flower, Brazil
The fruit of this (Passiflora alata, Ait.) and several other species of the genus are edible. See 112

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 5. Fern and Flowers bordering the river at Chanleon, Chili

5. Fern and Flowers bordering the river at Chanleon, Chili
Behind the robust fern (Lomarict procera, Spreng.) with rosy young fronds unfolding; on the right Tropaeolum tricolorum, Sweet, a showy sister of the Canary Creeper

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 488. Mandrinette and mountain home of the Pitcher Plant in the distance

488. Mandrinette and mountain home of the Pitcher Plant in the distance
A view from the artists window at Mr Estridges house; the harbour of Mahe below. The showy shrub here represented is Hibiscus liliiflorus, Cav

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Painting 056, View under the Ferns at Gongo, Brazil

Painting 056, View under the Ferns at Gongo, Brazil
View under the Ferns at Gongo, Brazil

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 626 - Palms in the Botanic Garden at Rio Janeiro

626 - Palms in the Botanic Garden at Rio Janeiro. The Organ mountains appear in the back ground

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 085 - Side Avenue of Royal Palms at Botafoga, Brazil

085 - Side Avenue of Royal Palms at Botafoga, Brazil




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