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Background imageFlower 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 imageFlower Collection: Elettaria cardamomum, 1887

Elettaria cardamomum, 1887
Illustration of Elettaria cardamomum, commonly known as cardamom, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen, 1887, volume 1, plate 74

Background imageFlower Collection: Papaver somniferum, opium poppy

Papaver somniferum, opium poppy
Watercolour of a red opium poppy, Papaver somniferum from Sebastian Schedels Calendarium (1610)

Background imageFlower Collection: Benary - Mendelss peas - Tab XXIII - t. 23

Benary - Mendelss peas - Tab XXIII - t. 23
Benary - Mendelss peas - Tab XXIII - t.23

Background imageFlower Collection: Study of Coco de Mer - Lodicea sechellarum

Study of Coco de Mer - Lodicea sechellarum
Illustration of the germinating nut, a snake twined around one of the trees and also a drawing of the cross section of the nut

Background imageFlower Collection: 794. Temple at Almorah, Kumaon, North-west India

794. Temple at Almorah, Kumaon, North-west India
A Yucca in flower on the left

Background imageFlower Collection: 783. View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland

783. View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland
Flowers of the Large Water Lily (Nymphaea gigantea, Hook.) with Screw Pines (Pandanus sp.) and a species of Aralia in the background. This Water Lily is peculiar to Australia

Background imageFlower Collection: 638. Foliage and Fruit of Sterculia parviflora

638. Foliage and Fruit of Sterculia parviflora
The lower seed-vessels ripe and open, exposing the seeds to view. Each cluster of seed-vessels is the product of a single flower. See 281

Background imageFlower Collection: 385. Some grotesque plants from the Karroo, South Africa

385. Some grotesque plants from the Karroo, South Africa
In front on the right the singularly-formed and coloured flowers of Gomphocarpus grandiflorus, Benth. & Hook. f. a member of the Asclepiadaceae. On the left,

Background imageFlower 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 imageFlower 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 imageFlower Collection: 231. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of an African Tree painted in I

231. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of an African Tree painted in I
This tree (Kigelia pinnata, DO.), inhabits both the east and west sides of tropical Africa, and presents a most singular appearance when in fruit, the pods being sometimes two feet or more in length

Background imageFlower Collection: 217. The South Indian Rhododendron

217. The South Indian Rhododendron
This (Rhododendron nidagiricum, Zenk.) is the only species found in the Peninsula of India. Some botanists have regarded itas distinct from the Himalayan R

Background imageFlower Collection: 356. Angraecum and Urania Moth of Madagascar

356. Angraecum and Urania Moth of Madagascar
The genus Angraecum numbers about 250 species, inhabiting the Mascarene Islands and Tropical and South Africa; and their flowers vary in size from less than a quarter of an inch long in A

Background imageFlower 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 imageFlower Collection: 179. View in the Fernwalk, Jamaica

179. View in the Fernwalk, Jamaica
This is at an elevation of 5000 feet above the sea, and it is nearly always bathed in a mist

Background imageFlower Collection: 136. Pancratium caribaeum and a Passion Flower, Jamaica

136. Pancratium caribaeum and a Passion Flower, Jamaica

Background imageFlower Collection: 127. Foliage and Flowers of the Cinnamon Tree

127. Foliage and Flowers of the Cinnamon Tree
This tree (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, B1.), whose fragrant aromatic bark is the cinnamon of commerce, is a native of Ceylon, but it is cultivated and has become wild in Jamaica

Background imageFlower Collection: 49. Trees laden with Parasites and Epiphytes in a Brazilian Gard

49. Trees laden with Parasites and Epiphytes in a Brazilian Gard

Background imageFlower Collection: 2. Common Tobacco

2. Common Tobacco
A plant belonging to the same-family as the Potato. Several other kinds of tobacco are culti-vated, but this kind (Nicotiana Tabacum)

Background imageFlower Collection: 53. View of the Piedade Mountains, from Congo, Brazil

53. View of the Piedade Mountains, from Congo, Brazil

Background imageFlower Collection: Trochetiopsis ebenus

Trochetiopsis ebenus
St Helena ebony

Background imageFlower Collection: Xanthoceras sorbifolium

Xanthoceras sorbifolium
yellowhorn

Background imageFlower Collection: spring flowers beside the Lake

spring flowers beside the Lake at Kew

Background imageFlower Collection: Allium sphaerocephalon, 1794

Allium sphaerocephalon, 1794
Illustration of Allium sphaerocephalon, commonly known as ornamental onion. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1794. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 7, plate 251

Background imageFlower Collection: Allium senescens, 1808

Allium senescens, 1808
Illustration of Allium senescens, commonly known as ornamental onion. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1808. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 29, plate 1150

Background imageFlower Collection: Lilium henryi, 1891

Lilium henryi, 1891
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1891. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 117, plate 7177

Background imageFlower Collection: Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849

Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849
Illustration of Dendrobium kingianum engraved by Samuel Holden from Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton, vol 12, 1834-1849

Background imageFlower Collection: Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1876

Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1876
Watercolour illustration of Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid) by John Day, 12 June 1876. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 19, page 57

Background imageFlower Collection: Corylus avellana, hazel

Corylus avellana, hazel
Corylus avellana. Common hazel. Illustration from Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thome, Vol. 2, 1886. Tab. 163 T. 163

Background imageFlower Collection: 718. The Australian Parrot Flower

718. The Australian Parrot Flower
This brilliantly coloured flower, also called Sturts Pea or Glory Pea (Clianthus Dampieri. A. Cunn.), if not very common, has a wide range, occurring in New South Wales, South Australia

Background imageFlower 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 imageFlower Collection: 386. Aloes at Natal

386. Aloes at Natal
In front is a portion of the inflorescence, natural size, of the arboreous one; to the left is a plant of a species which does not form a trunk. It is near, if not true, Aloe latifolia

Background imageFlower Collection: 380. A common Plant on sandy sea-shores in the Tropics

380. A common Plant on sandy sea-shores in the Tropics
This lovely trailer (Ipomoea blob, Forsk, is found on almost all sandy sea-shores in the tropics as well as in some subtropical regions, including many of the most remote oceanic islands)

Background imageFlower Collection: 376. Male Papaw with Flowers and Imperfect Fruit

376. Male Papaw with Flowers and Imperfect Fruit
Usually the male and female flowers of the Papaw (Carica Papaya, Linn.) are borne on separate plants, the former on long hanging branches, the latter on very short stalks

Background imageFlower Collection: 190. Foliage and Flowers of the Californian Dogwood, and Humming

190. Foliage and Flowers of the Californian Dogwood, and Humming
At first sight the inflorescence of the Dogwood (Cornus Nuttalii, Audubon), seems so like the flowers of a Clematis that one might take it to be a flower

Background imageFlower Collection: 169. Two Tropical American Flowers

169. Two Tropical American Flowers
The one having white flowers (Utricularia montana, Jacq.) is a congener of the Bladderworts of our ponds and ditches. It has a wide range of distribution

Background imageFlower Collection: 87. Group of Brazilian Forest Wild Flowers and Berries

87. Group of Brazilian Forest Wild Flowers and Berries
Lying in front, on the left, is a head of the handsome orange-red Amarantacea (Gomphrena officinalis, Mart.); above it a Melastomacea in fruit; the azure-blue flowers of a Stachytarpheta; the crimson

Background imageFlower Collection: 59. A Brazilian Climbing Shrub and Humming Birds

59. A Brazilian Climbing Shrub and Humming Birds
Observe the curious looped-shaped seed-vessel of Odontadenia speciosa, Benth. (syn. Dipladenia Harrisii, Purdie) in the upper right-hand corner; the carpels forming it cohere at the base

Background imageFlower Collection: 22. Chilian Ground Orchids and other Flowers

22. Chilian Ground Orchids and other Flowers
Here are three species of the large, peculiarly South American, and mainly Chilian, genus of ground orchids, Chloraea; the orange-coloured one matching Alstroemeria aurantiaca in 12

Background imageFlower Collection: 9. Common Flowers of Chili

9. Common Flowers of Chili
The large white flower, which changes to pink, is one of the Evening Primrose genus-Oenothera acaulis, Cay. (syn. 0. grandiflora, Ruiz et Pav, and 0)

Background imageFlower Collection: Carnivorous plants

Carnivorous plants
Kew B2B Plants and Fungi: Carnivorous plants

Background imageFlower Collection: Coelogyne cristata, 1877

Coelogyne cristata, 1877
Watercolour illustration of Coelogyne cristata by John Day, 19 January 1877. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 20, page 69

Background imageFlower Collection: Bluebells in woodland at Wakehurst place

Bluebells in woodland at Wakehurst place
Bluebells at Wakehurst place, Sussex. Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Background imageFlower Collection: Epidendrum vanille, 1774

Epidendrum vanille, 1774
Illustration of Epidendrum vanille, currently accepted as Vanilla mexicana. The illustration is from La Botanique mise a la portee de tout le Monde by Nicolas Francois Regnault (1746-c.1810)

Background imageFlower Collection: Capsicum annuum, 1887

Capsicum annuum, 1887
Illustration of Capsicum annuum, commonly known as peppers, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen, 1887, volume 2, plate 35

Background imageFlower Collection: Coriandrum sativum, 1887

Coriandrum sativum, 1887
Illustration of Coriandrum sativum, commonly known as coriander, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 1, plate 45

Background imageFlower Collection: Curcuma longa, 1887

Curcuma longa, 1887
Illustration of Curcuma longa, commonly known as turmeric, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 2, plate 178




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