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Background imageMarianne North Collection: 283. Dibee Dhoora Dee, with its Well and Deodar trees, Kumaon, I

283. Dibee Dhoora Dee, with its Well and Deodar trees, Kumaon, I
A place of pilgrimage. Consult 297 and its description for particulars of the Deodar

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 282. A. Himalayan Oak and Birds, Nainee Tal, India

282. A. Himalayan Oak and Birds, Nainee Tal, India
This oak is Quercus incana, Roxb. and the bird a species of Erythrospiza

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 277. On the way from Tibet near Nagkunda, North India

277. On the way from Tibet near Nagkunda, North India
Sheep carrying their loads of tea and borax from Tibet into India. The trees are a kind of Fir (Picea Mlorinda, Link), and on the left Abies Pindrow, Spach

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 276. Road up to Nainee Tal, India, in Spring time

276. Road up to Nainee Tal, India, in Spring time
The tree in flower is Ougeinia dalbergioides, Benth

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 270. Distant View of Kinchinjunga from Darjeeling

270. Distant View of Kinchinjunga from Darjeeling
Tree Ferns and Oaks, festooned with Thunbergia coccinea, Roxb. in the foreground. Kinchinjunga is 28, 136 feet high, and the highest mountain in the world except the neighbouring Mount Everest

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 263. A Darjeeling Oak, festooned with a climber

263. A Darjeeling Oak, festooned with a climber
Quercus lamellosa, Sm. and Thunbergia coccinea, Roxb

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 258. Foliage and Flowers of an Indian Forest Tree of great beaut

258. Foliage and Flowers of an Indian Forest Tree of great beaut
It is the Pterospermum acerifolium, Willd. a member of the Sterculiaceae. The texture of the buds is like velvet and of the leaves like satin

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 256. Foliage and Flowers of the Suriya or Portia; the Pagodas of

256. Foliage and Flowers of the Suriya or Portia; the Pagodas of
The Portia (Thespesia populnea, Corr.) is a fast-growing tree, commonly planted for shade in Southern India. When the flowers first open they are yellow, changing to red as they get older

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 251. Cocoanut Palms on the River Bank near Galle, Ceylon

251. Cocoanut Palms on the River Bank near Galle, Ceylon
For some information respecting this Palm the reader is referred to the descriptions of 156 and 229

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 250. Young Shoots of the Iron Wood Tree

250. Young Shoots of the Iron Wood Tree
Ironwood (Mesua ferrea, Linn.) is very widely spread in India, both in a wild state and cultivated. See also 271. The insect is a species of Orthopteron

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 247. Foliage and Flowers of the Red Cotton Tree and a pair of Lo

247. Foliage and Flowers of the Red Cotton Tree and a pair of Lo
This tree (Bombax malabaricnm, DC.) is very large and it is common in the forests of South India and Burma. Like the White Cotton Tree (632)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 245. The Elephant Creeper of India

245. The Elephant Creeper of India
Leaves of this, (Argyreia speciosa, Sweet), are used by the natives in the preparation of poultices, and also in cutaneous diseases

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 244. Singular Plants of the Dark Forests of Singapore and Borneo

244. Singular Plants of the Dark Forests of Singapore and Borneo
These highly curious organisms are members of a small family (the Burmanniaceae), related to the Orchidaceae. Some of them draw their nourishment from decaying vegetable matter

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 240. Some of Mrs. Camerons Models, with Cocoanut and Teak Tree

240. Some of Mrs. Camerons Models, with Cocoanut and Teak Tree
The Teak trees are on the left

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 237. Gardening at Nainee Tal, India

237. Gardening at Nainee Tal, India
On the other side of the lake, below the Oak Trees, the Willows (Salix babylonica, L.) are seen that formerly shaded the Temple of a Goddess, now covered by a landslip

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 713. View of Lake Wakatipe, New Zealand

713. View of Lake Wakatipe, New Zealand
New Zealand Flax (Phormniumn tenax, Forst.) in the foreground. This is the most useful plant in the islands. Half-a-pint of honey juice can be obtained from the flowers of a single plant; a gum is

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 232. Wild Pine Apple in Flower and Fruit, Borneo

232. Wild Pine Apple in Flower and Fruit, Borneo
The Pine Apple (Ananas sativus, Mill. var.) is believed to be really indigenous only in Brazil, whence it has spread to other countries, in some of which it has become naturalised and wild

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 231. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of an African Tree painted in I

231. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of an African Tree painted in I
This tree (Kigelia pinnata, DO.), inhabits both the east and west sides of tropical Africa, and presents a most singular appearance when in fruit, the pods being sometimes two feet or more in length

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 204. View in a Redwood Forest, California

204. View in a Redwood Forest, California
The Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens, Endl.) is the most valuable tree of the Californian forests, and is almost equal in size to the Big Tree or Mammoth Tree

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 196. Rainbow over the Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite, California

196. Rainbow over the Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite, California
Cypress, Douglas Fir, Alder and Dogwood Trees in the foreground

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 195. A View of Lake Tahoe and Nevada Mountaina, California

195. A View of Lake Tahoe and Nevada Mountaina, California
Pine Trees (Pinus ponderosa, Dougl.) in the foreground

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 356. Angraecum and Urania Moth of Madagascar

356. Angraecum and Urania Moth of Madagascar
The genus Angraecum numbers about 250 species, inhabiting the Mascarene Islands and Tropical and South Africa; and their flowers vary in size from less than a quarter of an inch long in A

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 186. Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Citron, and Butterfly

186. Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Citron, and Butterfly
The native country of the Citron (Citrus Medica, Risso) is not -known with certainty, though there is little doubt that it is some part of tropical Asia

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 140. Tree Frogs, found amongst dead leaves, Brazil

140. Tree Frogs, found amongst dead leaves, Brazil
A species of Hyla

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 137. Foliage and Fruit of the Akee, Jamaica

137. Foliage and Fruit of the Akee, Jamaica
Blighia sapida, Kon. is a tree, native of Guinea and other parts of tropical Africa, and was conveyed to Jamaica in 1778 in a Slave ship under the name Akee

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 131. Tree Fern and Whish-whish in the Punch Bowl Valley, Jamai 131

131. Tree Fern and Whish-whish in the Punch Bowl Valley, Jamai 131. Tree Fern and Whish-whish in the Punch Bowl Valley
The Fern is Cyathea Serra, Willd. and the flower Ipomoea purpurea, Linn

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 128. Foliage and Flowers of the Loquat or Japanese Medlar, Brazi

128. Foliage and Flowers of the Loquat or Japanese Medlar, Brazi
The Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica, Lindl.) is a native of China and Japan, and is closely related to our Medlar, bearing a singular edible fruit (see 155)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 127. Foliage and Flowers of the Cinnamon Tree

127. Foliage and Flowers of the Cinnamon Tree
This tree (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, B1.), whose fragrant aromatic bark is the cinnamon of commerce, is a native of Ceylon, but it is cultivated and has become wild in Jamaica

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 118. Foliage and Flowers of the Mahoe, Jamaica

118. Foliage and Flowers of the Mahoe, Jamaica
The dark-coloured wood of this tree (Paritium elatum, G. Don) is most valuable. If not a variety of P. tiliaceum, Juss. it is very closely allied to it;

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 115. The Aqueduct of Morro Velho, Brazil

115. The Aqueduct of Morro Velho, Brazil
Coral Mountain in the background, and part of an inflorescence of banana, a Convolvulcea, and Amethystine Humming Birds (Calliphlox amethystina) in front

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 109. Foliage and Double Flowers of the Sandal-wood Bramble

109. Foliage and Double Flowers of the Sandal-wood Bramble
This elegant Bramble, Rubus rosaefolius, Smith, is commonly cultivated in warm countries, and widely spread in a wild state. Leaves sweet-scented, see 490

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 106. Brazilian Flowers

106. Brazilian Flowers
On the left the elegant, feathery leaves and crimson flowers of Ipomoea Quamoclit, L.; above, a scarlet and white Acanthacea; in the centre a species of Tabernaemontana ()

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 101. Palma Christi or Castor Oil, painted in Brazil

101. Palma Christi or Castor Oil, painted in Brazil
Behind are some leafless stems bearing clusters of the prickly seed-vessels at the top. The castor-oil tree (Ricinus com munis, L.) is a native of India

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 97. Foliage and Flowers of a Coral tree and double-crested Hummi

97. Foliage and Flowers of a Coral tree and double-crested Hummi
The Chorisia is probably C. speciosa, St. Hil. and the birds Trochilus cornutus

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 85. Side Avenue of Royal Palms at Botafoga, Brazil

85. Side Avenue of Royal Palms at Botafoga, Brazil
See the remarks under 63

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 84. Brazilian 0rchids

84. Brazilian 0rchids
The rosy-purple flowers are those of Cattleya Loddigesii, Lindl. which magnificent genus has its headquarters in Brazil; the other is Zygopetalulm intermedium, Lodd

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 79. View of the Old Gold Works at Morro Velho, Brazil

79. View of the Old Gold Works at Morro Velho, Brazil

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 73. Yellow Bignonia and Swallow-tail Butterflies with a view of

73. Yellow Bignonia and Swallow-tail Butterflies with a view of
Bignonia aequinoctialis, Linn. and Papilio thoas

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 72. Flowers of Hedychium, Botanic Gardens, Brazil

72. Flowers of Hedychium, Botanic Gardens, Brazil
The species of Hedychium are mostly very ornamental plants and their flowers are fragrant. They inhabit tropical Asia. That on the left is H. chrysoleucum, Hook. a species cultivated in, this country

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 49. Trees laden with Parasites and Epiphytes in a Brazilian Gard

49. Trees laden with Parasites and Epiphytes in a Brazilian Gard

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 46. Flowers cultivated in the Botanic Garden, Rio Janeiro, Brazi

46. Flowers cultivated in the Botanic Garden, Rio Janeiro, Brazi
Red and White Indian Water Lilies, with the large flowers of Solandra ? and the crimson flowers of an Australian shrub (Calothamnos sp.)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 2. Common Tobacco

2. Common Tobacco
A plant belonging to the same-family as the Potato. Several other kinds of tobacco are culti-vated, but this kind (Nicotiana Tabacum)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 60. Flor de Pascua or Easter Flower at Morro Velho, Brazil

60. Flor de Pascua or Easter Flower at Morro Velho, Brazil
This plant, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Willd. (syn. Poinsettia pulcherrirma, Grah.), is a native of Central America, commonly cultivated in England, but it is not usual to see such large inflorescences

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 58. Study of the Travellers Tree of Madagascar in the Botanic G

58. Study of the Travellers Tree of Madagascar in the Botanic G
This tree (Ravenala madagascariensis, Sonn.), is called the Travellers Friend, as its broad leaves collect the precipitated moisture which filters into its tightly-plaited sheaths;

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 57. Wild Flowers of Brazil

57. Wild Flowers of Brazil
The large, greenish-white flowers with a crimson and yellow centre are those of a shrubby epiphyte (Clusia) belonging to the Gamboge family; associated with it is a species of Sisyrinchiuim having

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 54. Cabazina Pears, Brazil

54. Cabazina Pears, Brazil
One of the many varieties of Psidium Guayava, Raddi (syn. P.pyriforme, Linn.); a some-what bitter fruit having a peach-like skin

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 53. View of the Piedade Mountains, from Congo, Brazil

53. View of the Piedade Mountains, from Congo, Brazil

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 52. Twining Plant and Butterfly of Brazil

52. Twining Plant and Butterfly of Brazil
This beautiful twining plant is a species of Dipladenia, allied to D. crassinoda, and the butterfly is Morpho achillaena




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