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Background imageFruit Collection: Coffea arabica, 1789

Coffea arabica, 1789
Coffea arabica, commonly known as coffee by Icones Plantarum Medicinalium by Joseph Jacob Plenck, 1789, volume 2, 1789, plate 130

Background imageFruit Collection: 119. Foliage, flowers and fruit of the Nutmeg tree, and Humming

119. Foliage, flowers and fruit of the Nutmeg tree, and Humming
This Humming Bird (Mellisugaminima) is the smallest known. The genus Myristica is rather numerous in species, widely scattered in tropical regions, including America; but the present species

Background imageFruit Collection: 613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant

613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant
The pepper plant (Piper nigrum, L.) is a native of S. India. White and black pepper are from the same plant. Whole black pepper is the ripe fruit untouched

Background imageFruit Collection: Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804

Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804
Illustration of Corypha taliera, by unknown Indian artist, 1795 - 1804. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh, Kew Collection, c. 1795 - 1804

Background imageFruit Collection: Punica granatum, L. (Common Pomegranate), 1817

Punica granatum, L. (Common Pomegranate), 1817
Original illustration of Punica granatum, commonly known as pomegranate, on watercolour and pencil on paper, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1832B, 1st July 1817

Background imageFruit Collection: 613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant

613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant
The pepper plant (Piper nigrum, L.) is a native of S. India. White and black pepper are from the same plant. Whole black pepper is the ripe fruit untouched

Background imageFruit Collection: 114. Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Pitanga, and Sulphur Butt

114. Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Pitanga, and Sulphur Butt
Pitanga is the name applied to more than one myrtaceous fruit in the West Indies and Brazil; this is apparently a species of Eugenia. The butterfly is Callidyasphilea

Background imageFruit Collection: New Zealand Flowers and fruit Marianne North Painting 721

New Zealand Flowers and fruit Marianne North Painting 721
The spherical plant in the foreground is a small specimen of the " Vegetable. Sheep" ( Raoulia eximia, Hook.f.)

Background imageFruit Collection: Davidia involucrata Plantae Davidianae by Franchet, 1888

Davidia involucrata Plantae Davidianae by Franchet, 1888
Illustration of Davidia involucrata, commonly known as handkerchief tree from Plantae Davidianae: Plantes du Thibet Oriental by M.A Franchet, Part II, t.10. 1888

Background imageFruit 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 imageFruit Collection: Citrus acida, R

Citrus acida, R
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageFruit Collection: Artocarpus altilis, 1828

Artocarpus altilis, 1828
Hand-coloured engraving by Rev. Lansdown Guilding, 1828. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 55, plate 2869. Current accepted plant name is Artocarpus altilis

Background imageFruit Collection: Seeds and Fruits

Seeds and Fruits
Kew B2B Plants and Fungi: Seeds and Fruits

Background imageFruit Collection: 577. Flowers and Fruit of the Mangosteen, and Singapore Monkey

577. Flowers and Fruit of the Mangosteen, and Singapore Monkey
The Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana, Linn.) is a native of Malacca, and it is esteemed by many as the best of all tropical fruit

Background imageFruit 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 imageFruit Collection: Citrus x aurantium orange, ancient cultivar of the mandarin-pomelo hybrid complex, Honzo Zufu, 1828

Citrus x aurantium orange, ancient cultivar of the mandarin-pomelo hybrid complex, Honzo Zufu, 1828
Citrus x aurantium orange, ancient cultivar of the mandarin-pomelo hybrid complex, Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height

Background imageFruit Collection: 790. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree, and Black

790. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree, and Black
Macadamia ternifolia, F. Muell. belongs to the Proteaceae, and is closely allied to Helicia, which extends northward to India, China, and Japan

Background imageFruit Collection: 18. Chilian Flowers in Twin Mate Pot, and Chilian Strawberries

18. Chilian Flowers in Twin Mate Pot, and Chilian Strawberries
Behind, the heath-like Fabiana imbricata, Ruiz et Pav. and a miniature irid (Tigridia sp ?), with the deep blue Pasithaea coerulea, Don, yellow Mimulus luteus Linn. pink Eyrthraea chilensis, Pers

Background imageFruit Collection: Citrus hystrix, Kaffir lime

Citrus hystrix, Kaffir lime
Citrus hystrix (syn. Citrus torosa blanco). Francisco Manuel Blanco, Flora De Filipinas, 1877-1883, Barcelona. Citrus hystrix DC. Kaffir lime, (makrut lime)

Background imageFruit Collection: Solanum melongena, aubergine

Solanum melongena, aubergine
Solanum melungena (Solanum melongena), aubergine (eggplant). REGNAULT Nicolas Francois (1746-c.1810) and Genevive de Nangis REGNAULT (b.1746)

Background imageFruit Collection: Ficus carica

Ficus carica or commonly known as common fig. Illustration from Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thome, Vol. 2, 1886. Tab 181 T. 181

Background imageFruit 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 imageFruit 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 imageFruit Collection: 566. View from the Istana, Sarawak, Borneo

566. View from the Istana, Sarawak, Borneo
Ducu or Dookhau fruit (Lansium domesticum, Jack.) in front

Background imageFruit Collection: 492. The Clove in fruit, and view over Mahe, Seychelles

492. The Clove in fruit, and view over Mahe, Seychelles
It is rare to see the clove tree in fruit where it is properly cultivated, because the cloves used as a condiment are the unopened flower buds. See 688

Background imageFruit Collection: 475. Male inflorescence and Ripe Nuts of the Coco de Mer, Seyche

475. Male inflorescence and Ripe Nuts of the Coco de Mer, Seyche
A portion of the outer fibrous covering of the fruit has been removed showing the two-lobed nut, which usually contains only one seed, probably the largest in the vegetable kingdom

Background imageFruit Collection: 137. Foliage and Fruit of the Akee, Jamaica

137. Foliage and Fruit of the Akee, Jamaica
Blighia sapida, Kon. is a tree, native of Guinea and other parts of tropical Africa, and was conveyed to Jamaica in 1778 in a Slave ship under the name Akee

Background imageFruit 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 imageFruit Collection: Pandanus candelabrum, P. Beauv. (Lustre Screw-pine)

Pandanus candelabrum, P. Beauv. (Lustre Screw-pine)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 5014, 1st November 1857. Watercolour and pencil on paper. W.J

Background imageFruit Collection: 221. Foliage, flowers and fruit of a common Indian forest tree, 1878

221. Foliage, flowers and fruit of a common Indian forest tree, 1878
Foliage, flowers and fruit of a common Indian forest tree (Phanera variegata). Oil on board by Marianne North, 1878

Background imageFruit Collection: 563. A Mangrove Swamp in Sarawak, Borneo

563. A Mangrove Swamp in Sarawak, Borneo
Various trees and shrubs, belonging to different natural families, that constitute the vegetation of the tidal swamps of warm countries

Background imageFruit 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 imageFruit 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 imageFruit 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 imageFruit Collection: 683. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Malayan Tree

683. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Malayan Tree
This is Saraca declinata, Miq. a member of the Leguminosae

Background imageFruit Collection: 640. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of Eugenia, Sarawak, Borneo

640. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of Eugenia, Sarawak, Borneo
Flowers of E. grandis, Wight, fruit of E. aquea, Burm. f

Background imageFruit Collection: 552. Flowers and Fruit of the Pomelo, a branch of Hennah, and Fl

552. Flowers and Fruit of the Pomelo, a branch of Hennah, and Fl
Hennah (Lawsonia inermis, Linn.) yields a dye much used by Eastern ladies to dye their hair, eyelids, finger nails, &c. The Pomelo is a variety of Shaddock (Citrus decumana, Linn.)

Background imageFruit Collection: Yuzu, (Citrus junos), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Yuzu, (Citrus junos), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants

Background imageFruit Collection: Ribes rubrum, Ribes nigrum, 1867

Ribes rubrum, Ribes nigrum, 1867
Illustration of Ribes rubrum and Ribes nigrum, commonly known as redcurrant and blackcurrant, from Gartenflora, volume 16, plate 562, 1867

Background imageFruit Collection: Punica granatum, 1791

Punica granatum, 1791
Illustration of Punica granatum, commonly known as pomegranate, from Icones Plantarum Medicinalium by Joseph Jacob Ritter von Plenck, 1791. Illustration from volume 4, plate 376

Background imageFruit Collection: Feijoa sellowiana, 1898

Feijoa sellowiana, 1898
Illustration of Feijoa sellowiana commonly known as pineapple guava or feijoa, by Matilda Smith, 1898. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 124, plate 7620

Background imageFruit Collection: Passiflora edulis, 1818

Passiflora edulis, 1818
Illustration of Passiflora edulis, commonly known as passion fruit or purple granadilla, 1818. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 45, plate 1989

Background imageFruit Collection: Citrus x limon, 1846

Citrus x limon, 1846
Illustration of Citrus x limon, commonly known as lemon, from Pomologie Francaise vol 2 by Antoine Poiteau, 1846

Background imageFruit Collection: Vitis vinifera, 1846

Vitis vinifera, 1846
Illustration of Vitis vinifera, commonly known as grape vine or cultivated grape, from Pomologie Francaise by Antoine Poiteau, 1846

Background imageFruit Collection: Vaccinium macrocarpon, 1871

Vaccinium macrocarpon, 1871
Illustration of Vaccinium macrocarpon, commonly known as cranberry or American cranberry from Gartenflora by Eduard von Regel, 1871

Background imageFruit Collection: Alkekengi officinarum, 1854

Alkekengi officinarum, 1854
Illustration of Alkekengi officinarum, commonly known as Chinese lantern, physalis or bladder cherry from Flore des serres et des jardins de l Europe, 1854

Background imageFruit Collection: Flowering Prunus mume, Tobe ume, Japanese plum from Honzo Zufu

Flowering Prunus mume, Tobe ume, Japanese plum from Honzo Zufu
Flowering Prunus mume, Tobe ume, Japanese plum, hand painted on paper, Japan, 1828, measur ingapproximately 25 cm in height

Background imageFruit Collection: Japanese plum (Prunus mume), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Japanese plum (Prunus mume), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants




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