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Background imageBrown Collection: 10. The Baths of Cauquenas in the Cordilleras South of, Santiago

10. The Baths of Cauquenas in the Cordilleras South of, Santiago
Columnar Cacti, Pitcairnia, Alstroemeria, Echinocactus, calandrinia, etc. in the foreground on the right. These plants are all represented life size in the paintings around

Background imageBrown Collection: 16. Wild Flowers of Chanleon, Chili

16. Wild Flowers of Chanleon, Chili
Fuchsia macrostemon, Ruiz et Pav. on the right, is the wild parent of our hardy varieties; above it is the blue Puya with orange anthers, the orange balls of the not unfamiliar Buddleia globosa, Lam

Background imageBrown Collection: 25. Inflorescence of the Blue Puya, and Moths, Chili

25. Inflorescence of the Blue Puya, and Moths, Chili
Common inhabitants of the Cordilleras are two noble representatives of the Pine-Apple Order, the Bromeliaceae, namely Puya Whytei, Hook. the present, and P. chilensis (see 19)

Background imageBrown Collection: 19. View near Quilpue, Chili

19. View near Quilpue, Chili
On the rocks in front a gigantic species of Calceolaria, with Puya chilensis, Molina, above, and Boldo trees and Columnar Cacti in the distance

Background imageBrown Collection: 15. Armed Birds Nest in Acacia Bush, Chili

15. Armed Birds Nest in Acacia Bush, Chili
Trabajor, that is labourer, is the name given to this bird (Izuallaxis: sordida), a delicate creature that builds an impregnable nest off the spiny branchlets of Acacia cavenia, Molina

Background imageBrown Collection: Dracula chimaera (Vampire orchid), 1882-1897

Dracula chimaera (Vampire orchid), 1882-1897
Illustration of Dracula chimaera by John Nugent Fitch from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants, 1882- 1897; t. 203

Background imageBrown Collection: 24. Sea-shore near Valparaiso, Chili

24. Sea-shore near Valparaiso, Chili
The vegetation on the rocks consists largely of Puya, Cereus and Mesembryan-thermum chilense, Molin. This is the only species of the last named genus in Chili

Background imageBrown Collection: 17. View of Concon, Chili, with its two Palms

17. View of Concon, Chili, with its two Palms

Background imageBrown Collection: Urania speciosa Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Traveller s

Urania speciosa Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Traveller s
Watercolour on paper, undated (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageBrown Collection: Artocarpus altilis

Artocarpus altilis
Watercolour of Artocarpus altilis (breadfruit) collection of Miss Janet Hutton, 1894. Includes cross section of the plants fruit

Background imageBrown Collection: Solanum tuberosum, potato

Solanum tuberosum, potato. REGNAULT Nicolas Francois (1746-c.1810) and Genevive de Nangis REGNAULT (b.1746). La Botanique mise a la portee de tout le Monde

Background imageBrown Collection: Theobroma cacao, 1887

Theobroma cacao, 1887
Chromolithograph print on paper of Theobroma cacao, showing cocoa pod and beans, from Kohler's Medicinal Plants, vol 2, plate 183, 1887

Background imageBrown 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 imageBrown Collection: 252. Blue Poppy growing on Mt. Tonglo, Sikkim-Himalaya

252. Blue Poppy growing on Mt. Tonglo, Sikkim-Himalaya
This ornamental plant (Meconopsis Wallichii, Hook.) has several times been introduced and cultivated in this country, where, however, it does not develop its full beauty, owing, doubtless

Background imageBrown Collection: Stapelia reticulata, 1814

Stapelia reticulata, 1814
Original illustration of Stapelia reticulata, currently accepted as Huernia reticulata, commonly known as netted-flowered stapelia, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1662

Background imageBrown Collection: Hoodia bainii, 1878

Hoodia bainii, 1878
Original illustration of Hoodia bainii, currently accepted as Hoodia gordonii, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 6348, 1st March 1878. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageBrown Collection: 14. Some Flowers of the Sterile Region of Cauquenas, Chili

14. Some Flowers of the Sterile Region of Cauquenas, Chili
Here is represented a portion of the inflorescence of the Pitcairnia to be seen in the foreground of 10, which is probably the same as one formerly in cultivation under the name of P. rubricaulis

Background imageBrown Collection: Myristica fragrans, nutmeg, 1887

Myristica fragrans, nutmeg, 1887
Illustration of Myristica fragrans, commonly known as nutmeg. from Köhlers Medicinal Plants, 1887, plate 125

Background imageBrown Collection: Stapelia olivacea, 1876

Stapelia olivacea, 1876
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 6212, 1st February, 1876. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Sent to Kew by H.E

Background imageBrown Collection: Anethum graveolens, 1790

Anethum graveolens, 1790
Illustration of Anethum graveolens, commonly known as dill, from Icones Plantarum Medicinalium by Johannes Zorn, 1790, vol 6, t.512

Background imageBrown Collection: Tamarindus indica, c.1825-1828

Tamarindus indica, c.1825-1828
Illustration of Tamarindus indica, also known as tamarind, from Kew Collection by Rungiah for Robert Wright, c.1825-1828

Background imageBrown Collection: Cullenia species, 1863

Cullenia species, 1863
Illustration of Cullenia species, commonly known as durian from Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de la Flore et de la Pomone de L Ile de Java by Berthe Hoola Van Nooten, 1863

Background imageBrown Collection: Cherry tree - Autumn colour

Cherry tree - Autumn colour
1993-604. ROSACEAE, Prunus Imose

Background imageBrown 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 imageBrown Collection: 311. The Kuddum or Cadamba

311. The Kuddum or Cadamba
Anthocephalus Cadamba, Miq. is a Rubiaceous tree often mentioned by poets. It has a deep yellow wood recommended for furniture. The yellowish-brown flowers are small and collected in dense balls

Background imageBrown 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 imageBrown Collection: Melocactus matanzanus

Melocactus matanzanus (Dwarf Turks cap cactus or Turks cap cactus). Family: Cactaceae

Background imageBrown Collection: Cymbidium hookerianum orchid

Cymbidium hookerianum orchid. Curtis, ??s Botanical Magazine, vol. 92 [ser. 3, vol. 22]: t. 5574 (1866) Artist: W.H. Fitch

Background imageBrown Collection: Juglans regia (walnut), 1887

Juglans regia (walnut), 1887
Illustration of Juglans regia from Kohlers Medicinal Plants, 1887

Background imageBrown Collection: Cocos nucifera (coconut), 1887

Cocos nucifera (coconut), 1887
Illustration of Cocos nucifera commonly known as coconut from Kohler; Kohlers Medicinal Plants, 1887, Plate 234

Background imageBrown Collection: Tamarindus indica, 1887

Tamarindus indica, 1887
Tamarindus indica, commonly known as tamarind, Köhler's Medizinal Pflanzen, 1887, volume 2, Plate 180

Background imageBrown Collection: Trichoglottis smithii

Trichoglottis smithii orchid. ORCHIDACEAE

Background imageBrown Collection: Ansellia africana

Ansellia africana
Ansellia Africana, leopard orchid or African ansella. Orchidaceae

Background imageBrown Collection: 507. Cluster of Air-roots of a Dragon Tree, Teneriffe

507. Cluster of Air-roots of a Dragon Tree, Teneriffe
These thick air-roots gradually grow downwards and cover the whole trunk which has been gashed and hacked by the collectors of Dragons Blood

Background imageBrown Collection: 456. Haemanthus and other South African Flowers

456. Haemanthus and other South African Flowers
In front a dwarf species of Erythrina and Eucomnispunctata, Alt. var. with Haemanth its magnificus, Herb. var. superbus, Baker, and above on the right, the purple brown Tulbaghia alliacea, Linn

Background imageBrown Collection: 451. Coming out of a. Cape Beauty. 451. Coming out of a. Cape Beauty

451. Coming out of a. Cape Beauty. 451. Coming out of a. Cape Beauty
This young Ostrich turned its head from side to side to listen to voices while still half-enclosed in the shell

Background imageBrown Collection: 242. Ceylon Pitcher Plant and Butterflies

242. Ceylon Pitcher Plant and Butterflies
Nepenthes distillatoria, Linn. and Papilio crino

Background imageBrown Collection: 189. The Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, California

189. The Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, California
Consult the description of 154t

Background imageBrown Collection: 184. Castor and Pollux in the Calaveras Grove of Big Trees, Ca 184. Castor

184. Castor and Pollux in the Calaveras Grove of Big Trees, Ca 184. Castor
184. " Castor and Pollux" in the Calaveras Grove of Big Trees, Ca 184. " Castor and Pollux" in the Calaveras Grove of Big Trees, Ca

Background imageBrown Collection: 165. Cultivated and Wild Flowers, Jamaica

165. Cultivated and Wild Flowers, Jamaica
Large inflorescence of Spathodea campanulata, Beauv. a West African Bignoniacea, with flowers of Cordia spp. a Rubiacea, and of the blue Clitorica ternatea, L

Background imageBrown Collection: 156. Inflorescence and ripe Nuts of the Cocoanut Palm

156. Inflorescence and ripe Nuts of the Cocoanut Palm
The inflorescence of the Cocoanut (Cocos nucifera, Linn.) is a branched spadix bearing innumerable flowers, only a few of which are female and fertile, the rest containing only stamens

Background imageBrown Collection: 142. Ground Orchid, Carqueja and Giant Snail, Brazil

142. Ground Orchid, Carqueja and Giant Snail, Brazil
Epistephium sclerophyllum, Lindl. Baccharis trimera, DC. and a Bulimus. The Carqueja, or Carqueja amargosa, is a curious member of the Compositae having wing like expansions on the stem in lieu of

Background imageBrown Collection: 89. Peaches and Humming Birds, Brazil

89. Peaches and Humming Birds, Brazil
The peach is an introduced fruit in Brazil. It is here represented growing against a mat fence instead of a wall. Petasophora serrirostris is the name of the Humming Bird

Background imageBrown Collection: 76. Group of Wild Meadow Flowers, of Brazil. Golden Banana and E

76. Group of Wild Meadow Flowers, of Brazil. Golden Banana and E
Among the flowers are a species of white Clusica (?), a Pleroma and Thunbergia alata, Boj. yellow with dark centre

Background imageBrown Collection: Nigella damascena

Nigella damascena
Love in a mist seed heads in Kews Colour Spectrum display

Background imageBrown Collection: Porpax elwesii (Rchb. f. ) Kraenzl

Porpax elwesii (Rchb. f. ) Kraenzl
Porpax elwesii (Rchb. f.) Kraenzl. Orchid. Orchidaceae. (Synonym of Porpax elwesii (Rchb.f.) Rolfe)

Background imageBrown Collection: Grosourdya appendiculata (Blume) Rchb. f

Grosourdya appendiculata (Blume) Rchb. f
Grosourdya appendiculata (Blume) Rchb.f. Orchid. Orchidaceae. Distribution: Hainan to Indo-China and Malesia. Epiphytic cham

Background imageBrown Collection: Dryadorchis dasystele Schuit. & de Vogel

Dryadorchis dasystele Schuit. & de Vogel. Orchid. Orchidaceae




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