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Victorian paintings

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617. Foliage and Fruit of the Kenari and Butterfly, Java Featured Marianne North Image

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, by first stuffing one of the leaves into his large beak, for the purpose

© RBG KEW

Almonds, Art, Artist, Butter Fly, Foliage, Fruit, Java, Kenari, Leaves, Marianne North, Nuts, Painting

603. Specimens of the Coquito Palm of Chile, in Camden. Park, Ne Featured Marianne North Image

603. Specimens of the Coquito Palm of Chile, in Camden. Park, Ne

The palms were planted by Sir W. Macarthur, and were fifty years old when painted. The Coquito Palm (Jubaea spectabilis, H. B. K.), which is the most southerly representative of the family in America, is remarkable for its stout trunk. In Chili a sweet syrup called Miel de Palma, or Palm-honey, is prepared from the sap, which is or was, much esteemed for domestic use as sugar

© RBG KEW

596. Flowers and Fruit of Barringtonia, Borneo Featured Marianne North Image

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. A kind of lamp oil is expressed from the seeds, and mixed with bait it is used to stupefy fish in order to facili

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Barringtonia, Borneo, Butter Fly, Flowers, Fruit, Leaves, Marianne North, Myrtle, Painting, Tree