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Background imageBrazil Collection: 105. Buriti Palms with old Araucaria trees on the distant

105. Buriti Palms with old Araucaria trees on the distant
The Buriti (Mauritia uinifera, Mart.) is one of the most gigantic of palms, and its rich, red and yellow fruit, " like quilted cannon balls

Background imageBrazil Collection: 99. Flowers of a Twiner, Brazil

99. Flowers of a Twiner, Brazil
These flowers (Mucuna sp. ?) are sweet and of a waxy consistency, and were found growing at the mouth of the Cave of Curvelho, where Dr.Lund found the teeth of a " nut-eating man."

Background imageBrazil Collection: 170. Flowers of Jasmine Mango or Frangipani, Brazil

170. Flowers of Jasmine Mango or Frangipani, Brazil
A species of Plumeria, whose flowers come before the leaves, and when the latter appear a large caterpillar also often comes and eats them all up

Background imageBrazil 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 imageBrazil Collection: 77. Wild Flowers at Morro Velho, Brazil

77. Wild Flowers at Morro Velho, Brazil
Bignonia venusta. Ker. and a Convolvulacea (Quamoclit Nationis Hook. ?), climbing over Luhea rufescens, St. Hil. a forest tree

Background imageBrazil Collection: 825. View of the Corcovado Mountain, near Rio de Janerio, Brazil

825. View of the Corcovado Mountain, near Rio de Janerio, Brazil
The vegetation comprises Bamboo, Royal Palms (Oreodora regia, H.B.IK.), &c

Background imageBrazil Collection: 47. Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil

47. Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil
Datura arborea, Linn. is a native of tropical America, and is commonly cultivated in other countries, as it grows like a rank weed

Background imageBrazil Collection: 37. Flowers and Fruit of the Maricojas Passion Flower, Brazil

37. Flowers and Fruit of the Maricojas Passion Flower, Brazil
The fruit of this (Passiflora alata, Ait.) and several other species of the genus are edible. See 112

Background imageBrazil Collection: 085 - Side Avenue of Royal Palms at Botafoga, Brazil

085 - Side Avenue of Royal Palms at Botafoga, Brazil

Background imageBrazil Collection: 138. View of the Bay of Rio and the Sugar-loaf Mountain, Brazil

138. View of the Bay of Rio and the Sugar-loaf Mountain, Brazil
Marianne North painting 138

Background imageBrazil Collection: Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil

Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil
Oil on canvas, no date. According to the gallery guide, Datura arborea, Linn. [Brugmansia arborea L.] is a native of tropical America, and is commonly cultivated in other countries

Background imageBrazil Collection: 63. Avenue of Royal Palms at Botafogo, Brazil

63. Avenue of Royal Palms at Botafogo, Brazil
This avenue of Oreodoxa regia, Kth. is half a mile long, and the trees, which are about 40 years old, are 100 feet high. Five rings are left on the trunks each year by the fallen leaves

Background imageBrazil Collection: Painting 056, View under the Ferns at Gongo, Brazil

Painting 056, View under the Ferns at Gongo, Brazil
View under the Ferns at Gongo, Brazil

Background imageBrazil Collection: 626 - Palms in the Botanic Garden at Rio Janeiro

626 - Palms in the Botanic Garden at Rio Janeiro. The Organ mountains appear in the back ground

Background imageBrazil 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 imageBrazil 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 imageBrazil Collection: 822. Noonday View in the Organ Mountains, Brazil, from Barara

822. Noonday View in the Organ Mountains, Brazil, from Barara

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

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

Background imageBrazil Collection: 43. Tijuca, Brazil, with a Palm in the foreground

43. Tijuca, Brazil, with a Palm in the foreground
The palm is apparently a species of Cocos, a considerable genus restricted to South America, except C. nucifera, the cocoa-nut

Background imageBrazil Collection: 066, Screw Pines and Avenue of Royal Palms in the Botanic Gardens, Rio

066, Screw Pines and Avenue of Royal Palms in the Botanic Gardens, Rio
The Screw Pine to the left in the foreground is a male plant in flower (see 246), and that on the right is a female in young fruit (see 692)

Background imageBrazil Collection: 94. Oil Palm at Tijuca, Brazil

94. Oil Palm at Tijuca, Brazil

Background imageBrazil Collection: Fish Tongues used to grate Guarana

Fish Tongues used to grate Guarana, Brazil. From the RBG Kew Economic Botany Collection, reference EBC 62374. Donated and collected by Richard Spruce

Background imageBrazil Collection: 821. View near Tijuca, Brazil, Granite Boulders in the foregroun

821. View near Tijuca, Brazil, Granite Boulders in the foregroun
The plants in the foreground are overrun by a species of Dodder (Cuscuta americana, L.) from which an orange dye is obtained. A similar parasitical plant often preys on clover in this country

Background imageBrazil 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 imageBrazil Collection: 102. A Brazilian 0rchid

102. A Brazilian 0rchid
This is Laelia purpurata. Lindl. one of the handsomest orchids known. It was first cultivated in this country about the year Th52, when Messrs

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

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

Background imageBrazil 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 imageBrazil Collection: 811. Glimpse in a Glen at Gongo, Brazil

811. Glimpse in a Glen at Gongo, Brazil
The dark flowers in the background are those of a Melostomacea (Pleroma), see 69; and the yellow ones belong to an Aspilia (see 44)

Background imageBrazil Collection: Trithrinax brasiliensis

Trithrinax brasiliensis, Brazil, palm, IUCN Red List

Background imageBrazil 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 imageBrazil 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 imageBrazil 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 imageBrazil 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 imageBrazil 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 imageBrazil Collection: Miltonia spectabilis

Miltonia spectabilis, the Outstanding Miltonia orchid. ORCHIDACEAE

Background imageBrazil Collection: 824. View from the Sierra of Theresopolis, Brazil

824. View from the Sierra of Theresopolis, Brazil

Background imageBrazil Collection: 809. View at Morro Velho, Brazil

809. View at Morro Velho, Brazil
A Yucca and the candelabrum-like American Aloe (A gave americana, L.) in flower in the foreground. This should not be confounded with any of the species of the genus Aloe (see 505 and 528)

Background imageBrazil Collection: 807. The House-builder Caterpillar, on a flowering shrub, Brazil

807. The House-builder Caterpillar, on a flowering shrub, Brazil
This industrious creature weaves together sticks and leaves and makes itself a perfect covering, in and out of which it can move its head quickly at the slightest alarm or interruption of its usual

Background imageBrazil 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 imageBrazil Collection: Melocactus violaceus subsp. Ritteri

Melocactus violaceus subsp. Ritteri

Background imageBrazil Collection: 159. Group of small Palms, Rio Janeiro, Brazil

159. Group of small Palms, Rio Janeiro, Brazil
A species of Bactris, of which genus it is estimated that there are at least one hundred distinct species, all natives of tropical America

Background imageBrazil Collection: 155. Foliage and Fruit of the Loquat, or Japanese Medlar, Bra

155. Foliage and Fruit of the Loquat, or Japanese Medlar, Bra
Eriobotrya japonica, Lindl. is a native of Japan, cultivated in Brazil and elsewhere. The flowers are represented in 128

Background imageBrazil Collection: 152. The Bilimbi or Blimbing, Jamaica

152. The Bilimbi or Blimbing, Jamaica
Averrhoa Bilimbi, L. is a small tree, native of the Malayan Islands, cultivated for its fruit, which makes good tarts; a cooling drink is also prepared from it

Background imageBrazil Collection: 151. Flowers of a Brazilian Coral Tree and Vegetable Mercury

151. Flowers of a Brazilian Coral Tree and Vegetable Mercury
Erythrina sp. and Brunjelsia Hopoeana, Benth. (syn. F rqniscea loeana, Hook.). The latter is used medicinally, hence the popular name

Background imageBrazil Collection: 145. Study of Banana and Trumpet Tree, Jamaica

145. Study of Banana and Trumpet Tree, Jamaica
Consult the descriptions of 120 and 823




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