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636. The Volcanoes of Merapi and Marbaboe, Java, from the top of Boro Bodoer Featured Marianne North Image

636. The Volcanoes of Merapi and Marbaboe, Java, from the top of Boro Bodoer

The rich plain at their feet covered with morning mist; the tops of the Cocoanut groves alone showing above it, and indicating the position of the numerous native villages. In the foreground are some of the 400 life-size statues of Buddha, amidst their shattered dagobas, which adorn the wonderful pyramid and its seven steps or terraces. They contain the whole history of the holy man, illustrated in the finest bas-relief, and if stretched out would measure three miles in length. The building was commenced apparently in the fifth or sixth century, and may have been in progress 200 years before it was completed

© RBG KEW

625. Foliage and Flowers of a tree commonly cultivated in warm countries Featured Marianne North Image

625. Foliage and Flowers of a tree commonly cultivated in warm countries

Sesbania grandiflora, Pers., var. coccinea, may be a native of the Malayan Archipelago and North Australia. The tender leaves, flowers, and young pods are all eaten by the natives of Malaya in their curries, and the very bitter bark is used as a tonic. There is a variety having white flowers

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Countries, Flowers, Foliage, Leaves, Malayan, Marianne North, Painting, Tree, Warm

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