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Background imageMarianne North Collection: 772. West Australian Vegetation

772. West Australian Vegetation
Flowers and fruiting cones in various stages of development, of Banksia coccinea. R. Br.; and flowers of a climbing Papilionacea (Gompholobium polymorphum, R)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 770. View from Collaroy, New South Wales, looking towards the Liverpool Downs

770. View from Collaroy, New South Wales, looking towards the Liverpool Downs
The plain is dotted with Gum trees and the river bordered with Casuarinas, with blue and crimson Parrots (Aprosmictus erythropterus) in the branches of the Peppermint (Eucalyptus piperita, Sm)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 766. Flowers of the Flame-tree and yellow and black twiner, West Australia

766. Flowers of the Flame-tree and yellow and black twiner, West Australia
In the distance Flame -trees, Nuytsia floribunda, R. Br. (see description of 761). Kennedya nigricans, Lindl. is remarkable for the very dark purple, almost black, of its flowers

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 765. Sandal Wood and Opossum Mouse, West Australia

765. Sandal Wood and Opossum Mouse, West Australia
The Opossum Mouse is the smallest of all the marsupials. It is an herbivorous animal, living in tree ferns, and of nocturnal habits. Its prehensile tail is in constant use

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 761. Musk Tree and background of Evergreen Beech, Victoria

761. Musk Tree and background of Evergreen Beech, Victoria
The Musk Tree (Olearia argophylla, F. Muell.), is an arboreous Composila, whose ample foliage forms a striking feature in the vegetation of some parts of New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 759. Wild Flowers of the Blue Mountains, Kew South Wales

759. Wild Flowers of the Blue Mountains, Kew South Wales
Conspicuous in this selection is the star-like white inflorescence of Actinotus Helianthi, Labill. an umbelliferous plant simulating a Composita

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 738. View in the Brisbane Botanic Garden

738. View in the Brisbane Botanic Garden
A Moreton Bay Pine (Araucaria Cunninghami, .Ait.) in the foreground and an American Tacsonia in front

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 731. Entrance to the Otira Gorge, New Zealand

731. Entrance to the Otira Gorge, New Zealand

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 729. A selection of West Australian Flowers

729. A selection of West Australian Flowers
The bluish green plant in the lower left corner is the Salt Bush, apparently a species of A triplex, which covers thousands of miles of barren country

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 724. Fishbone Tree and the Parson Bird of New Zealand

724. Fishbone Tree and the Parson Bird of New Zealand
The plant on the left, having long, deflexed, coarsely-toothed leaves, giving it the appearance of a wrecked umbrella, is the juvenile condition of Panax crassifoliun, Planch. & Done

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 707. Palmyra Palms and Epiphytal Trees in Flood-time, Java

707. Palmyra Palms and Epiphytal Trees in Flood-time, Java
See 702

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 696. Banana, American Aloe, and Cypress, in a Garden, Java

696. Banana, American Aloe, and Cypress, in a Garden, Java
This Banana, Musa coccinea, Roxb. does not bear an edible fruit. A gave americana, Linn. the American Aloe, is wholly different from the true Aloes of South Africa. See 383, 386, etc

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 692. Ripe Fruit of Screw Pine, and sprig of sandal Wood

692. Ripe Fruit of Screw Pine, and sprig of sandal Wood
Pandanus tectorius, Sol. No. 571 shows the habit of growth of the Screw Pine. Consult the description of 246

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 684. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Sacred Lotus in Java

684. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Sacred Lotus in Java
The roots and seeds of Nelumbium speciosum, Willd. were eaten by the Egyptians in the time of Herodotus, as they are at the present time in India; but it long ago disappeared from Egypt-how long ago

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 678. Bamboos and Cocoanut Palm

678. Bamboos and Cocoanut Palm
Carrion Crows watching Malays in a Butchery, Java

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 677. Old Banyan Trees at Buitenzorg, Java

677. Old Banyan Trees at Buitenzorg, Java
See the description of Ficus bengalensis, L. 293

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 676. Leaf-Insects and Stick-Insects

676. Leaf-Insects and Stick-Insects
The singular forms assumed by these insects have suggested the names leaf -insect, stick-insect, &c. and these names are most appropriate

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 675. Inflorescence of a Plant of the Ginger Family from Java

675. Inflorescence of a Plant of the Ginger Family from Java
The flowers are in dense clusters, which proceed from the trailing, partly underground stem; and the ripe seed-vessels are sweet and juicy like grapes. It is probably a species of Amomum

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 674. Hindu Idols and Frangipani Trees at Singosari, Java

674. Hindu Idols and Frangipani Trees at Singosari, Java
Plumeria acutifolia, Poir

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 661. Study of Japanese Chrysanthemums and Dwarfed Pine

661. Study of Japanese Chrysanthemums and Dwarfed Pine
The Japanese delight in dwarfing normally big trees; and they have brought the art to such a degree of perfection that they can keep them down to the size of the one represented to a very

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 290. Pine-clad slopes of Nagkunda, North India, and view of the

290. Pine-clad slopes of Nagkunda, North India, and view of the
Taken from outside of the Artists paper window. In the foreground, on the right, is the top of a pine tree, clipped and trained so as to resemble a bank of turf from where the artist sat

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 647. View from the Artists Window at Buitenzorg, Java

647. View from the Artists Window at Buitenzorg, Java
Cocoanut Palms, Bananas, Breadfruit trees, and Coffee bushes. Clerodendron paniculatum, Linn. in flower on the left

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 644. A Clearing in the Forest of Tji Boddas, Java, with bank of

644. A Clearing in the Forest of Tji Boddas, Java, with bank of

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 643. Gate of the Temple of Kobe, Japan, and Wistaria

643. Gate of the Temple of Kobe, Japan, and Wistaria
Wistaria chinensis, Sieb. et Zucc. trained over the gateway, and a noble Camphor Tree (Cinnamomum Camphora, Nees) behind it

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 628. Wild Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo

628. Wild Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo
In the centre the handsome Coelogyne asperata, Lindl. with the young inflorescences of a plant of the ginger family behind; Pitchers of a species of Nepenthes

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 621. The Papandayang Volcano, Java, seen from Mr. Ho11es tea pl

621. The Papandayang Volcano, Java, seen from Mr. Ho11es tea pl
A rich plain intervening, watered from the hot springs

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 619. View of the Salak Volcano, Java, from Buitenzorg

619. View of the Salak Volcano, Java, from Buitenzorg
Like most of the volcanoes in Java, it is clothed with the richest forest up to the very edge of the crater, interrupted here and there only by patches of Cinchona, Coffee, and Tobacco cultivation

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 618. Houses and Bridges of the Malays at Sarawak, Borneo

618. Houses and Bridges of the Malays at Sarawak, Borneo

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 617. Foliage and Fruit of the Kenari and Butterfly, Java

617. Foliage and Fruit of the Kenari and Butterfly, Java
The nuts of the Kenari or Java Almonds (Canarium commune, Linn.) are so hard that only the Black Cockatoo can crack them; and this he ingeniously manages, according to Wallace

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 616. Group of Bornean Plants

616. Group of Bornean Plants
At the bottom on the left is the singular Aroid (Gamogyne Burbilgei, :N. E. Br.) with rosy crimson spathes; above, Labisia pothosina, N. E. Br

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 615. Collection of Fruits, painted at Lisbon

615. Collection of Fruits, painted at Lisbon
Unfamiliar to most English people is the long purple Aubergine or Eggplant (Solanum esculentum, Dun.), as well as the large red Pimenta or Red Pepper, a variety of Capsicum

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant

613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant
The pepper plant (Piper nigrum, L.) is a native of S. India. White and black pepper are from the same plant. Whole black pepper is the ripe fruit untouched

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 607. River Scene at Sarawak, Borneo, when the tide is getting low

607. River Scene at Sarawak, Borneo, when the tide is getting low
A boat-builders house surrounded with Palms, Bananas, and Breadfruit trees. On the water a cocoanut shell, full of burning oil

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 604. Foliage of the Gutta Percha

604. Foliage of the Gutta Percha
All the true gutta percha imported from Singapore and the Malay Islands is the inspissated latex of this tree (Dichopsis Gutta, Benth.); many allied species afford a similar but inferior product

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 602. A Bornean Crinum

602. A Bornean Crinum
This plant (Crinum Northianum, Baker), is common enough in Borneo, yet it was not previously known to botanists. Around the doorway, beginning on the left, are Cissus discolor, Blume, from Borneo

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 584. The Quicksilver Mountain of Tegora, Sarawak, by moonlight

584. The Quicksilver Mountain of Tegora, Sarawak, by moonlight
584.The Quicksilver Mountain of Tegora, Sarawak, by moonlight

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: 578. Bitter wood in flower and fruit, painted at Sarawak

578. Bitter wood in flower and fruit, painted at Sarawak
This is Quassia amara, L. a tropical American tree, cultivated in various parts of the world for its medicinal properties. " Quassia chips" are the product of this tree

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 568. View down the river at Sarawak, Borneo

568. View down the river at Sarawak, Borneo
Boathouse and Palms (Areca Catechu, L.) in the foreground

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 565. Palawan Trees, Sarawak, Borneo

565. Palawan Trees, Sarawak, Borneo
This tree ( Tristania Whiteana, Griff.) is easily recognised in the landscape, as i sheds its bark like an Arbutus, leaving the trunk a deep red

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 558. Lake of Ajmere, North-West India

558. Lake of Ajmere, North-West India

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 557. View of Matang and River, Sarawak, Borneo

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

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 549. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Swamp Shrub of Borneo

549. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Swamp Shrub of Borneo
A species of Wormia

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 522. View in the Cochineal Gardens at Santa Cruz, Teneriffe

522. View in the Cochineal Gardens at Santa Cruz, Teneriffe
Women taking off the rags in which the newly hatched insects (Coccus cacti) are pinned to the Cactus plants (Opuntia coccinellifera, Steud.)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 519. A Species of Bugloss, Teneriffe

519. A Species of Bugloss, Teneriffe
Echium simplex, DC.), a stately tree-like herb about six feet high

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 507. Cluster of Air-roots of a Dragon Tree, Teneriffe

507. Cluster of Air-roots of a Dragon Tree, Teneriffe
These thick air-roots gradually grow downwards and cover the whole trunk which has been gashed and hacked by the collectors of Dragons Blood

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 497. Native Vanilla hanging from the Wild Orange, . Praslin, Seyc

497. Native Vanilla hanging from the Wild Orange, . Praslin, Seyc
Vanilla Phalaenopsis, Reichb. f. is endemic in the Seychelles, and, like several other species of the genus, it is leafless. The orange on which it grows is naturalised only in these islands

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 492. The Clove in fruit, and view over Mahe, Seychelles

492. The Clove in fruit, and view over Mahe, Seychelles
It is rare to see the clove tree in fruit where it is properly cultivated, because the cloves used as a condiment are the unopened flower buds. See 688




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