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Background imageMarianne North Collection: 51. Foliage and Flowers of a Madagascar Plant

51. Foliage and Flowers of a Madagascar Plant
This is Amomum magnificum, Benth, (syn. A1ipinia magnifier, Roscoe). For a long time it was supposed to be a native of Mauritius, where, however, it is only naturalised

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 50. Landscape at Morro Velho, Brazil

50. Landscape at Morro Velho, Brazil
In the foreground is a colony of Butterflies (Helicon phyllis) going to roost on a single segment of a palm leaf, from which they will never move until the suns rays reach them in the morning

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 48. Palm Trees and Boulders in the Bay of Rio, Brazil

48. Palm Trees and Boulders in the Bay of Rio, Brazil
Painted at Paquita; the Organ Mountains in the distance

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 45. Harvesting the Sugar-Cane in Minas Geraes, Brazil

45. Harvesting the Sugar-Cane in Minas Geraes, Brazil
The solid stems of the sugar-cane (Saccharum offcinarum, Linn.) grow ten, or even as much as fifteen, feet high, and the -sugar-juice is expressed from them by machinery

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 44. Some Brazilian Flowers

44. Some Brazilian Flowers
A white-flowered Convolvulacea, associated with a species of Dipteracanthus-a shrub smelling like onions, and a yellow-flowered Composita (As-pilia ?) that smells like vanilla

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 42. Flor Imperiale, Coral Snake and Spider, Brazil

42. Flor Imperiale, Coral Snake and Spider, Brazil
" The flower is Haemanthus multfitorus, Martyn, which has long been cultivated in this country; and the Snake is a :species of Elaps

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 41. Indian Palm at Sette, Lagoa, Brazil

41. Indian Palm at Sette, Lagoa, Brazil
Probably a species of Attalea

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 40. Boulders, Fishermans Cottage and Tree hung with Air Plant

40. Boulders, Fishermans Cottage and Tree hung with Air Plant
Tillandsia usneoides, Linn. also called Old Mans Beard and Long Moss, as well as Air Plant, is a member of the Bromeliaceae (see 139 and 232)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 39. Orchids and Creeper on Water-worn Boulders in the Bay of Rio

39. Orchids and Creeper on Water-worn Boulders in the Bay of Rio
The creeping plant at the top is Codonanthe Hookeri, Hanst. (syn. Hypocyrta gracilis, Mart.); the large-flowered Orchid is a variety of Cattleya Forbesii, Lindl

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 38. A Tropical American Water Plant

38. A Tropical American Water Plant
Eichornia azurea, Kunthi. This was found growing in the Lake of Lagoa Santa, Brazil, where it was planted by Dr. Lunid, a Danish Naturalist

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 36. View in Brazil near 0uro Preto with Oil Palms

36. View in Brazil near 0uro Preto with Oil Palms
(Elaeis guineensis?), Cacti (Cereus sp.) and Papaw Tree (Carica Papaya, L.) in the foreground. The figure on the left is the Papaw, which is also shown in 91, and its fruit in 700

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 35. View of the Jesuit College of Caracas, Minas Geraes, Brazil

35. View of the Jesuit College of Caracas, Minas Geraes, Brazil
Coral Trees (Erythrina sp.) in flower in the foreground. The College is at an elevation of about 3000 feet above the sea level

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 34. View in Mr. Morits Garden at Petropolis, Brazil

34. View in Mr. Morits Garden at Petropolis, Brazil

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 33. Flowers of Cassia corymbosa in Minas Geraes, Brazil

33. Flowers of Cassia corymbosa in Minas Geraes, Brazil
A South American forest tree whose twin leaflets close together at sunset. The insects Pterochroya ocellata are called Leaf Insects (see 676)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 32. A tall Brazilian Climber

32. A tall Brazilian Climber
This is Aristolochia braziliensis, Mart. & Zucc. var. and the strangely-formed, veined flowers have a very unpleasant smell

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 31. Inflorescence of the West Indian Pinguin

31. Inflorescence of the West Indian Pinguin
This, the Bromelia Pinguin of Linnaeus, is a native of the West Indies, where it is also commonly planted for hedges. It belongs to the same family as the Chilian Puya

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 29. Some Fruits and Vegetables used in Brazil

29. Some Fruits and Vegetables used in Brazil
In front the Ochro (Hibiscus esculentus, L.), the seed-vessels of which are used in thickening soups; the Guianga, a myrtaceous fruit, with a kind of Pumpkin called Borbora

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 28. Group of Sago-yielding Cycads in the Botanic Garden at Rio J

28. Group of Sago-yielding Cycads in the Botanic Garden at Rio J
Behind some Date Palms (Phoenix dactylifera, Linn.). In the right foreground is the trunk of a Camphor tree with Vanilla growing thereon. The cycad is Cycas circinalis, Linn

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 26. The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras, near Apnear Apogquindo

26. The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras, near Apnear Apogquindo
The grand Puya, depicted above life-size, is here seen associated with Cereus Quisco, Gay (see 23), in its home on the steep, stony slopes of the Cordilleras, where there is little other vegetation

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 191 Autumn tints in the White Mountains, New Hampshier, United States

191 Autumn tints in the White Mountains, New Hampshier, United States
The leaf-shedding trees of North AMerica assume more brilliant colours in autumn than the tree of Europe. This is jnot altogether due to climate

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Painting 749

Painting 749
Two Australian Shrubs with Sydney Harbour below

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Painting 619

Painting 619
View of the Salak Volcano, Java, from Buitenzorg

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 448. View of the valley of Ceres, from Mitchells Pass, Cabbage 448

448. View of the valley of Ceres, from Mitchells Pass, Cabbage 448. View of the valley of Ceres, from Mitchells Pass
The plant is an Othonna (Compositae), and probably a variety of 0. amplexicaulis, Thunb.; its popular name refers to its thick fleshy leaves not to any culinary use

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Painting 104, Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Soursop, Brazil

Painting 104, Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Soursop, Brazil
Painting captioned " Anona muricata, L. is a native, of the West Indies, where, as well as in continetal America and other countries, it is cultivated for its excellent fruit."

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessels of a rare West Australian Shrub, 1880

Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessels of a rare West Australian Shrub, 1880
Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessels of a rare West Australian Shrub by Marianne North, 1880. Painting number 751

Background imageMarianne North Collection: No. 767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya

No. 767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya
Oil on board, no date. Study of the Bunya-Bunya. This noble Conifer, Araucaria Bidwillii, Hook. is perhaps the most valuable food-tree indigenous in Australia

Background imageMarianne North Collection: The Bottle Tree of Queensland

The Bottle Tree of Queensland
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, 1892, The Bottle Tree of Queensland.- Beyond, a grass fire through which the artist and her companions had to gallop

Background imageMarianne North Collection: A tall Brazilian Climber

A tall Brazilian Climber
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892; This is Aristolochia brasiliensis, Mart. & Zucc. var

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Possum up a Gum Tree

Possum up a Gum Tree
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892; The Opossum feeds on the leaves of Eucalyptus paniculata, Sm. and Loranthus aurantiacus, A.Cunn

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Palace of Deeg, Bhurtpore, India, 1878

Palace of Deeg, Bhurtpore, India, 1878
Palace of Deeg, Bhurtpore, India. Artist: Marianne North (1830 -1890)

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: Cypress, Douglas Fir, Alder and Dogwood Trees in the foreground

Cypress, Douglas Fir, Alder and Dogwood Trees in the foreground

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 844. Australian Spear Lily

844. Australian Spear Lily
Aloe abyssinica, Lam, . was discovered by the celebrated traveller Bruce, who sent seeds of it to Paris about the year 1777, and it seems to have been in cultivation ever since

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 839. A Garden Variety of Indian Shot

839. A Garden Variety of Indian Shot
This is Canna Ehemannii, Hort. a hybrid between the tropical American C. iridiflora and another species

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 815. Barranca de Castro, Teneriffe

815. Barranca de Castro, Teneriffe
Tree Heather, Laurels, Goats, and Shepherds in blankets and topboots

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 771. Nest of the Coachmans Whip Bird, in a Bunya-Bunya, Queensl

771. Nest of the Coachmans Whip Bird, in a Bunya-Bunya, Queensl
The trees, Araucaria Bidwillii, Hook. were full of these hanging nests of the Psophodes crepitans, made of the freshest green moss, and ornamented with the feathers of the common red and blue parrots

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 769. White Gum and Stringy-bark Trees, New South Wales

769. White Gum and Stringy-bark Trees, New South Wales
The bark of the latter (Eucalyptus obliqua, L Her.) comes off in large slabs, and is used in making wigwams and roofs; and the natives also use it when they wish to cross a river

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 768. Our Camp on the Bunya Mountains, Queensland

768. Our Camp on the Bunya Mountains, Queensland

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya

767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya
This noble Conifer, Araucaria bidwillii, Hook. the bunya pine, is perhaps the most valuable indigenous food-tree in Australia, and only grows on one semi-circle of hills, within 100 miles in stretch

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 764. Study of the West Australian Flame-tree or Fire-tree

764. Study of the West Australian Flame-tree or Fire-tree
It is here associated with various species of Banksia and Hakea, and Grass Trees (Xanthorrhoea) on the right, looking over the SwanRiver valley towards the sea. Nuytsia floribunda, R. Br

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 763. View, looking out of the Bunya Forest at the summit, Queens

763. View, looking out of the Bunya Forest at the summit, Queens
The tops of some Bunyas (Araucaria Bidwillii, Hook.) to be seen in the middle distance, on the right

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 762. West Australian Vegetation

762. West Australian Vegetation
Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata, Sm.); the handsome red-flowered Grevillea Banksii, R. Br.; and Cockatoo (Cacatua sp.)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 760. White Gum Trees and Palms, Illawarra, New South Wales

760. White Gum Trees and Palms, Illawarra, New South Wales
The lofty pinnate-leaved Palm is Archonto phoenix Cunninghamii, Wendl. & Drude, better known in gardens in this country under the name Seaforthia elegans

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 758. Fernshaw, Victoria

758. Fernshaw, Victoria
The white Gum Tree in the middle distance was measured by Baron Mueller, and found to be 365 feet high; the Tree Fern in the foreground was forty feet high

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 757. West Australian Vegetation

757. West Australian Vegetation
The shrub in front, having the leaves crowded at intervals along the branches, and thread-like racemes of small flowers, isLeucopogon verticillatus, R. Br

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 756. Forest Scene in West Australia

756. Forest Scene in West Australia
Foreground of Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea); on the right, a species of Kingia probably distinct from K. australis, in the middle; and a Cycad (probably Macrozamia Fraseri, Miq.) on the left

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 755. West Australian Sand-loving Plants

755. West Australian Sand-loving Plants
The soil in this district is so very sandy that, with the exception of a few big stones, the whole country might be run through an hour-glass

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 754. View of Melbourne, from the Botanic Gardens

754. View of Melbourne, from the Botanic Gardens
The miniature trees in flower in the foreground are a species of Cordyline indigenous in Australia




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