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Foliage Collection (#2)

Background imageFoliage Collection: 784. West Australian Shrubs

784. West Australian Shrubs
Foliage and flowers of Banksia grandees, Willd. with a blue-flowered species of Comesperma (perhaps C.volubile, Labill.) climbing over it

Background imageFoliage Collection: 751. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessels of a rare West Australia

751. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessels of a rare West Australia
This is Eucalyptus macrocarpa, Hook and a portrait of the one remaining specimen of this species near Newcastle is represented behind

Background imageFoliage Collection: 746. Foliage of a Gum Tree and Flowers of Tecoma, with Flying Op

746. Foliage of a Gum Tree and Flowers of Tecoma, with Flying Op
Aided by the membrane between their legs, these little creatures (Belideus flaviventris) have been known to leap forty yards from an elevation of thirty feet on one side of a river to the foot of a

Background imageFoliage Collection: 726. Flowers and Foliage of the Silver Wattle, Queensland

726. Flowers and Foliage of the Silver Wattle, Queensland
This tree (Acacia dealbata, Link) yields an excellent gum, and when in flower it scents the whole country with its sweetness

Background imageFoliage Collection: 695. Foliage and Flowers of a Forest Tree of Java

695. Foliage and Flowers of a Forest Tree of Java
Fagraea auriculata, Jack, is the name of the tree; and the bird (Megalaema sp.) is probably not a native of Java, though it was bought and painted there!

Background imageFoliage Collection: 688. Foliage and Flowers of the Clove, Fruit of the Mango, and Hindoo God of Wisdom, 1880

688. Foliage and Flowers of the Clove, Fruit of the Mango, and Hindoo God of Wisdom, 1880
Oil painting by Marianne North, 1880. The cloves of commerce are the unopened flower-buds, and the tree that produces them (Eugenia caryophyllata, Thunb.) is a native of the Moluccas

Background imageFoliage Collection: 634. Foliage, Fruit, and Flowers of a Rose-apple, Java

634. Foliage, Fruit, and Flowers of a Rose-apple, Java
Fruit edible. This is probably a variety of Eugenia aquea, Burm. f

Background imageFoliage Collection: 625. Foliage and Flowers of a tree commonly cultivated in warm countries

625. Foliage and Flowers of a tree commonly cultivated in warm countries
Sesbania grandiflora, Pers. var. coccinea, may be a native of the Malayan Archipelago and North Australia. The tender leaves, flowers

Background imageFoliage Collection: 617. Foliage and Fruit of the Kenari and Butterfly, Java

617. Foliage and Fruit of the Kenari and Butterfly, Java
The nuts of the Kenari or Java Almonds (Canarium commune, Linn.) are so hard that only the Black Cockatoo can crack them; and this he ingeniously manages, according to Wallace

Background imageFoliage 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 imageFoliage 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 imageFoliage 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 imageFoliage 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 imageFoliage Collection: 501. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Capucin Tree of the Seyc

501. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Capucin Tree of the Seyc
For many years the seeds of the Capucin lay in our Museums; and, although it was evident that they belonged to some member of the Sapotacae

Background imageFoliage Collection: 293. Foliage and Fruit of the Banyan

293. Foliage and Fruit of the Banyan
Ficus bengaiensis, L. is commonly planted for shade, and often covers immense areas, supported by a perfect labyrinth of subsidiary stems

Background imageFoliage Collection: 254. Foliage and Fruit of the Cherimoyer

254. Foliage and Fruit of the Cherimoyer
Anona Cherimnolia, Mill. is a delicious fruit of Peru. Several other species of the same genus yield excellent fruits, as A. reticulata, L. See 275

Background imageFoliage Collection: 112. Foliage, flowers, and fruit of the Granadilla, Jamaica

112. Foliage, flowers, and fruit of the Granadilla, Jamaica
The fruit of several species and varieties of Passion Flower is edible; this is Passiflora macrocarpa, Mast. Seeds and pulp-in fact all the inside is eaten

Background imageFoliage Collection: 108. Foliage and Flowers of a Brazilian Climbing Shrub and Hummi

108. Foliage and Flowers of a Brazilian Climbing Shrub and Hummi
There are three or four species varieties of Bougainvillea, to which genus the climber belongs, all of them endemic in Brazil, though one or two are now commonly cultivated in warm countries

Background imageFoliage Collection: Lactuca sativa, lettuce, 1791

Lactuca sativa, lettuce, 1791
Lactuca sativa, lettuce, from Joseph Jacob Plenck, Icones Plantarum Medicinal, Vol. 4, 1791, Tab 594, t. 594

Background imageFoliage Collection: Thymus vulgaris, 1792

Thymus vulgaris, 1792
Illustration of Thymus vulgaris, commonly known as thyme, from Icones Plantarum Medicinal by Joseph Jacob Plenck, 1932, volume 5, plate 489

Background imageFoliage Collection: Good King Henry

Good King Henry
Chenopodium bonus Henricus, Good King Henry. REGNAULT Nicolas Francois (1746-c.1810) and Genevive de Nangis REGNAULT (b.1746)

Background imageFoliage Collection: Humulus lupulus, hop

Humulus lupulus, hop
Humulus lupulus. Hop, hops. Cannabaceae family. Illustration from Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thome, Vol. 2, 1886. Tab.183 T.183

Background imageFoliage Collection: Spinacia oleracea, spinach

Spinacia oleracea, spinach
Spinacia oleracea. Spinach. Amaranthaceae family. Illustration from Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thome, Vol. 2, 1886. Tab. 198 T.198

Background imageFoliage Collection: 687. Foliage and Fruit of a small Screw Pine, Java

687. Foliage and Fruit of a small Screw Pine, Java

Background imageFoliage Collection: 64. Foliage and fruit of mammae apple, or South American Apricot, 1880

64. Foliage and fruit of mammae apple, or South American Apricot, 1880
A tropical American tree (Mammea americana, L.) of the Guttiferae, cultivated for its fruit, the outer rind of which is bitter; but the flesh is sweet and aromatic, and is made into preserves

Background imageFoliage Collection: Chamaecyparis obtusa

Chamaecyparis obtusa




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