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Background imageMarianne North Collection: 575. Foliage and Fruit of a Forest Tree of Java

575. Foliage and Fruit of a Forest Tree of Java
Amoora Aphanamixis, Schult. a member of the Meliaceae

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 574. A climber in flower and fruit, Sarawak

574. A climber in flower and fruit, Sarawak
The flowers, although green in colour, are very sweet-scented. It is an Artabotrys (Anonaceae)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 572. Leaf Insect

572. Leaf Insect
See description of 676. Phyllium siccifolium

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 571. A Clump of Screw Pine and Palm with a glimpse of the river

571. A Clump of Screw Pine and Palm with a glimpse of the river
A strong fibre is obtained from the leaves of some of the Screw pines; and sugar bags are made of the leaves of Pandanus utilis, Bory, a Mauritian species

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 569. Pitcher Plants with Fern behind, Sarawak, Borneo

569. Pitcher Plants with Fern behind, Sarawak, Borneo
Nepenthes gracilis, Korth. The pitchers on young plants usually differ very much in shape and colouring from those of adult, plants. The fern is Gleichenia linearis

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: 567. Sago Palms in flower, with a glimpse of the river at Sarawa

567. Sago Palms in flower, with a glimpse of the river at Sarawa
The word Sagus is said to be derived from Sagu, which in the language of the Papuan race signifies bread, and is given to the Palm Metroxylon Sagu, Rottb

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: 564. View from Matang over the Great Swamp Sarawak, Borneo

564. View from Matang over the Great Swamp Sarawak, Borneo
Shadow of the hills at sunset

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 562. Honeysucker at work, Sarawak, Borneo

562. Honeysucker at work, Sarawak, Borneo
Stachytarpheta mutabilis, Vahl. The genus is numerous in species, all of them native of America, but this species is now common in the tropics of the Old World

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 560. Flowers of a Dogwood and an Indigo from the Himalayas

560. Flowers of a Dogwood and an Indigo from the Himalayas
The flowers of the Dogwood (Cornus capitata, Wall.) are quite small and many crowded together, each head being subtended by four coloured bracts, that look very much like petals

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 559. Flowers of a Jasmine and a Pink Begonia, Borneo

559. Flowers of a Jasmine and a Pink Begonia, Borneo
This is Jasminum graciliium, Hook. f. a comparatively recent addition to our gardens, and one of the most desirable of an exquisite genus

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

558. Lake of Ajmere, North-West India

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 556. Foliage, Pitchers and Flowers of a Bornean Pitcher Plant, a

556. Foliage, Pitchers and Flowers of a Bornean Pitcher Plant, a
The flowers of most species of Nepenthes are less showy than the pitchers. They are unisexual; the males and females being in separate spikes and perhaps always on different plants

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 555. A Bornean Pitcher Plant, Sarawak

555. A Bornean Pitcher Plant, Sarawak
The green inside of the pitchers, with two darker green spots or eyes just under the lid, is a noteworthy character of this species of Nepenthes, which is probably an undescribed one

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 554. Group of Tree Ferns around the spring at Matang, Sarawak

554. Group of Tree Ferns around the spring at Matang, Sarawak

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 553. The Istana, from the Slanting Bridge, Sarawak

553. The Istana, from the Slanting Bridge, Sarawak
Gardenia, Crinum Northianum, Baker, Nipa fruticans, Betel-nut Palms and Bamboos (Dendrocalamus) in the foreground

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 551. A Sand-binding Plant of Tropical Shores

551. A Sand-binding Plant of Tropical Shores
Ipomoea biloba, Forsk. or Goat s-foot is a very common and widely-diffused plant on sandy sea-shores in the tropics. See 380

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 550. Durian Fruit from a large tree, Sarawak

550. Durian Fruit from a large tree, Sarawak
The Durian (Durio zibethinus, L.) is regarded as the king of fruits by the Malays, and most persons agree that it has a very delicious flavour; but it likewise has a very unpleasant smell

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: 548. Walk under Palms, with a glimpse of the River at Sarawak

548. Walk under Palms, with a glimpse of the River at Sarawak

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 546. Old Boat-house and Riverside Vegetation, Sarawak

546. Old Boat-house and Riverside Vegetation, Sarawak
Trunk of Cocoanut Palm, Areca and Sago Palms, both in fruit, Nipa, &c

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 545. Forest Scene, Matang, Sarawak, Borneo

545. Forest Scene, Matang, Sarawak, Borneo
Buttressed tree and Orang-utan

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 544. Flowers and Fruit of the Carambola and Butterflies, Singapo

544. Flowers and Fruit of the Carambola and Butterflies, Singapo
The Carambola (Averrhoa Carambola, L.) is a small evergreen tree, and, like its only congener, the Bilimbi (152), a native of some parts of tropical Asia; it is often cultivated for its fruit

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 543. View of Kuching and River, Sarawak, Borneo

543. View of Kuching and River, Sarawak, Borneo
The plant with Banana-like foliage on the left is the Madagascar Travellers Tree (Ravenala madagascariensis, Sonn.). It belongs to the same natural family as the Banana; but instead of yielding food

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 542. View of Matang, Borneo

542. View of Matang, Borneo
An Epiphyte (Ficus) twined around one of the trees in the foreground. These stranglers often survive alter their victims (the trees upon which they germinated and commenced life having rotted away)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 541. View of the Hill of Tegora, Borneo

541. View of the Hill of Tegora, Borneo
Tall trunks of trees left standing here and there, showing the character of the forest before the quicksilver mines tempted civilised men to come and destroy it

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 540. Moonlight View from the Istana, Sarawak, Borneo

540. Moonlight View from the Istana, Sarawak, Borneo

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 539. Malay Houses and Creek

539. Malay Houses and Creek
A view from the Istana, Sarawak, Borneo, with Areca Palm and old tree covered with epiphytes in the foreground

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 538. Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo

538. Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo
The large inflorescence with orange-red leaf-like bracts is Hosea Lobbiana, Ridley. Above, on the right, is a small white Passion-flower (Passiflora foetid, L.)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 537. Fruit of Sandoricum and Green Gaper, Borneo

537. Fruit of Sandoricum and Green Gaper, Borneo
This fruit (Sandoricum indicum, Cay.) has an agreeable subacid flavour, and it is eaten in large quantities by the natives. The pulp mixed with rice and fermented furnishes an intoxicating drink

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 536. Flowers and Fruit of the Cocoa Tree, painted at Singapore

536. Flowers and Fruit of the Cocoa Tree, painted at Singapore
The Cocoa (Theobroma Cacao, Linn.) is a small tree, usually under twenty feet high, producing its flowers and fruit on the main stem and older branches

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 535. View of the Maharajah of Johores House from Major McNair s

535. View of the Maharajah of Johores House from Major McNair s
Durian (Durio zibethinus, L.), and Travellers Tree (Ravenala madagascariensis, Sonn.) in the foreground: a small " Red Areca, " Cyrtostachys Lakka, Becc

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 534. Orchid and Ferns of Sarawak, Borneo

534. Orchid and Ferns of Sarawak, Borneo
The Orchid is Eria ornata, Lindl. and the ferns are Polypodium Phymatodes and P. drynaria

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 533. Flowers and Fruit of the Cananga, Singapore

533. Flowers and Fruit of the Cananga, Singapore
The highly-scented petals of Cananga odorata, Hook. f. et Thoms. are much loved by the native ladies of the Malay Islands

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 532. The Breadfruit, painted at Singapore

532. The Breadfruit, painted at Singapore
The Breadfruit, Artocarpus incisa, Linn. is a tree of moderate size, a native of the South Sea Islands, where its fruit forms the chief food of the inhabitants

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 531. Flowers of Tacca and bristly Fruit of the Rambutan

531. Flowers of Tacca and bristly Fruit of the Rambutan
The long thread-like organs of Tacca cristata, Jack, are bracts which proceed from below the flowers. A favourite fruit in the Malay Archipelago is the Rambutan or Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 530. The Tapang-Tree, Sarawak, Borneo

530. The Tapang-Tree, Sarawak, Borneo
The smooth cylindrical trunks of this tree (Koompassia excelsa, Taub.) often rise to a height of 100 feet without a branch

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 529. Foliage and Flowers of Medinilla magnifier

529. Foliage and Flowers of Medinilla magnifier
A native of Manilla, and perhaps the most gorgeous of all the numerous Melastomaceae; cultivated at Singapore

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 528. Aloe and Cochineal Cactus in Flower, Teneriffe

528. Aloe and Cochineal Cactus in Flower, Teneriffe
Aloe vera L. and A. barbadensis, Mill. and Cochineal Cactus, Opuntia coccinellifera, Steud

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 527. Cherokee Rose with the Peak of Teneriffe in the distance

527. Cherokee Rose with the Peak of Teneriffe in the distance
The Cherokee Rose (R. laevigata, Michx.) although very common in the South- eastern States of North America is only a colonist there; its native country being China

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 526. The Canary Islands Pine at Icod, Teneriffe

526. The Canary Islands Pine at Icod, Teneriffe
The vegetation of the Canary Islands presents some strange anomalies, not the least interesting of which is the pine (Pinus canariensis, Ch. Smith) associated with the Date palm

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 525. Old Manor of Castro, Teneriffe

525. Old Manor of Castro, Teneriffe
Tree-heath (Erica arborea, L.) and Cinerarias (Cineraria cruenta, L.) in blossom. This is the wild parent of the many coloured varieties of Cineraria grown in greenhouses in this country

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 524. View of Icod, Teneriffe

524. View of Icod, Teneriffe
Reeds (Arundo Donax, L.) on the high ground to the left, and Cochineal Gardens below

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 523. Dragon Tree in a garden at Santa Cruz, Teneriffe

523. Dragon Tree in a garden at Santa Cruz, Teneriffe
The thick protuberances below the point where the branches are given off are air-roots; they are represented natural size in 507. See the description of 511

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: 521. Scene in Mr. Smiths Garden, Teneriffe

521. Scene in Mr. Smiths Garden, Teneriffe
An arbour covered with the Cherokee Rose (527), and Bougainvillea (108) creeping over Cypress and Myrtle trees

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




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