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Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil Featured Marianne North Image

Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil

Oil on canvas, no date. According to the gallery guide, Datura arborea, Linn., [Brugmansia arborea L.] is a native of tropical America, and is commonly cultivated in other countries, as it grows like a rank weed. It is better known in English greenhouses under the name Brugmansia arborea, Pers. [...] the leaves are smoked to cure asthma; and the Greeks use them to procure pleasant dreams. The Humming Bird is Trochilus anais

© RBG KEW

836. A Brazilian Columnar Cactus Featured Marianne North Image

836. A Brazilian Columnar Cactus

Upwards of a thousand species of Cactaceae are known, nearly all of them inhabiting America, and ranging from Chili and Buenos Ayres in the south to about 50????? N. lat., their greatest concentration being in Mexico. They vary in stature from an inch o

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Brazilian, Cactus, Columnar, Leaves, Marianne North, Painting

816. Study of Chinese Bananas and Bamboos, Teneiffe Featured Marianne North Image

816. Study of Chinese Bananas and Bamboos, Teneiffe

The Banana is essentially a tropical type of the vegetable kingdom, and a glance around this gallery will give an idea of how widely spread it now is in warm countries, and what a striking object its noble foliage is in almost every scene and landsca

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Bamboos, Bananas, Chinese, Kingdon, Leaves, Marianne North, Painting, Teneiiffe, Vege Table