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Background imageLandscape Collection: 527. Cherokee Rose with the Peak of Teneriffe in the distance

527. Cherokee Rose with the Peak of Teneriffe in the distance
The Cherokee Rose (R. laevigata, Michx.) although very common in the South- eastern States of North America is only a colonist there; its native country being China

Background imageLandscape Collection: 6. Seven Snowy Peaks seen from the Araucaria Forest, Chili

6. Seven Snowy Peaks seen from the Araucaria Forest, Chili
A view of the Cordilleras near Angole, with Burning Bush (Embothirium coccineum), an orange-coloured Ground Orchid (Chloraea sp.), the white-flowered Libertia ixioides, Spreng

Background imageLandscape Collection: The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras by Marianne North

The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras by Marianne North
The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras, near Apoquindo, Chili

Background imageLandscape Collection: 832 - Distant View of Santiago, Chili. from Apoquindo

832 - Distant View of Santiago, Chili. from Apoquindo
Distant View of Santiago, Chili. from Apoquindo. - Acacia bushes in the foreground

Background imageLandscape 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 imageLandscape Collection: 830. Vegetation on a stream at Chanleon, Chili

830. Vegetation on a stream at Chanleon, Chili
Lomaria procera, Spr. in front with Gunnera scabra, Ruiz. et Pay. and Fabiana imbricata, Ruiz. et Pay. on the right; Araucaria imbricata, Pavon, behind; on the left, yellow Bueddleia globosa, Lam

Background imageLandscape Collection: 476. Male and Female Trees of the Coco de Mer in Praslin

476. Male and Female Trees of the Coco de Mer in Praslin
On the right the taller male trees, which some- times attain a height of 100 feet, but the female is always shorter. The feather-leaved palm in front may be Deckenia

Background imageLandscape Collection: 4. Puzzle -Monkey Trees and Guanacos, Chili

4. Puzzle -Monkey Trees and Guanacos, Chili
Pehuen is the Chilian name of the familiar Araucaria imbricata, Pav. here represented in full development at home close under the Cordilleras of Chili, where there are no monkeys

Background imageLandscape Collection: 481. Moon reflected in a turtle pool, Seychelles

481. Moon reflected in a turtle pool, Seychelles
A view of St. Annes Island from the artists window at Mahe with an unbroken reflection of the moon in the turtle pool below, and a cocoanut palm in the foreground

Background imageLandscape Collection: 368. Two Flowering Shrubs of: Natal and a Trogon

368. Two Flowering Shrubs of: Natal and a Trogon
The brilliant red Schotia speciosa, Jacq. is related to the gorgeous Indian Amnherstia (see 594). The fragrant white Gardenia Thunbergia Linn. f

Background imageLandscape Collection: 251. Cocoanut Palms on the River Bank near Galle, Ceylon

251. Cocoanut Palms on the River Bank near Galle, Ceylon
For some information respecting this Palm the reader is referred to the descriptions of 156 and 229

Background imageLandscape Collection: 832. Distant View of Santiago, Chili, from Apoquindo

832. Distant View of Santiago, Chili, from Apoquindo
Acacia bushes in the foreground

Background imageLandscape Collection: 365. Strelitzia and Sugar Birds, South Africa

365. Strelitzia and Sugar Birds, South Africa
The genus Strelitzia, of which four or five species are known, is peculiar to South Africa, and its botanical affinity is with the Banana (Musa) and with the travellers tree of Madagascar (Ravenala)

Background imageLandscape Collection: 271. A View in the Royal Botanic Garden, Peradeniya, Ceylon

271. A View in the Royal Botanic Garden, Peradeniya, Ceylon
An iron-wood tree (Mesua ferrea, L.) clothed with a young growth of rosy leaves, and a yellow-flowered climber (Bignonia sp. B. unguis ?) with the Directors house on the left

Background imageLandscape Collection: 185. Vegetation of the Desert of Arizona

185. Vegetation of the Desert of Arizona
There are various Cacti, including the Suarrow or Suguaro of the Mexicans (Cereus giganteus, Englm.), the largest and most striking member of the family, sometimes as much as sixty feet high

Background imageLandscape 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 imageLandscape 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 imageLandscape Collection: Painting 132, Valley behind the Artist ss house at Gordontown, Jamaca

Painting 132, Valley behind the Artist ss house at Gordontown, Jamaca
Painting 132, Datura arborea. L. is the plant in the foreground

Background imageLandscape 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 imageLandscape Collection: 658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria

658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria
This beautiful, hardy, climbing shrub Wistaria chinensis, DC. is a native of China and Japan, and was introduced into this country about the year 1816

Background imageLandscape Collection: 609. Tea Gathering in Mr. Holles Plantation at Garoet, Java

609. Tea Gathering in Mr. Holles Plantation at Garoet, Java
The volcano of Goentoen in the distance. In the right foreground Coffee bushes, a Cypress, and some trees of Canarium commune, L

Background imageLandscape Collection: 568. View down the river at Sarawak, Borneo

568. View down the river at Sarawak, Borneo
Boathouse and Palms (Areca Catechu, L.) in the foreground

Background imageLandscape Collection: 389. Cycads. Screw-pines and Bamboos, with Durban in the distanc

389. Cycads. Screw-pines and Bamboos, with Durban in the distanc
Cultivated in the Durban Botanic Garden, though most of the plants are natives of the country. The Cycads are chiefly species of Zamia, with a small plant of the endemic Stangeria paradoxa, T

Background imageLandscape Collection: 723. View of Mount Earnshaw from the Island in Lake Wakatipe, New Zealand

723. View of Mount Earnshaw from the Island in Lake Wakatipe, New Zealand
The trees in the foreground having dense tufts of narrow leaves at the ends of the branches, and large clusters of dirty-white flowers, belong to the Liliaceous genus Cordyline

Background imageLandscape Collection: 261. View of Kinchinjunga from Tonglo

261. View of Kinchinjunga from Tonglo
View of Kinchinjunga from Tonglo

Background imageLandscape Collection: 237. Gardening at Nainee Tal, India

237. Gardening at Nainee Tal, India
On the other side of the lake, below the Oak Trees, the Willows (Salix babylonica, L.) are seen that formerly shaded the Temple of a Goddess, now covered by a landslip

Background imageLandscape Collection: 713. View of Lake Wakatipe, New Zealand

713. View of Lake Wakatipe, New Zealand
New Zealand Flax (Phormniumn tenax, Forst.) in the foreground. This is the most useful plant in the islands. Half-a-pint of honey juice can be obtained from the flowers of a single plant; a gum is

Background imageLandscape Collection: 228. The Taj Mahal at Agra, North-West India

228. The Taj Mahal at Agra, North-West India
This magnificent mausoleum was built by the Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Arjamand Benu Begum, who died in 1629. The Taj was finished in 1648

Background imageLandscape Collection: 204. View in a Redwood Forest, California

204. View in a Redwood Forest, California
The Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens, Endl.) is the most valuable tree of the Californian forests, and is almost equal in size to the Big Tree or Mammoth Tree

Background imageLandscape Collection: 193. The American Fall from Pearl Island, Niagara

193. The American Fall from Pearl Island, Niagara

Background imageLandscape 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 imageLandscape Collection: 466. Smelt-Fishing at Port Victoria, Mah, Seychelles

466. Smelt-Fishing at Port Victoria, Mah, Seychelles

Background imageLandscape Collection: 465. The only Shade in Ile Aride, Seychelles

465. The only Shade in Ile Aride, Seychelles
A partially uprooted tree of Terminalia Catappa, Linn. affords the only real shade in the island, and under its welcome branches all the inhabitants assemble

Background imageLandscape Collection: 270. Distant View of Kinchinjunga from Darjeeling

270. Distant View of Kinchinjunga from Darjeeling
Tree Ferns and Oaks, festooned with Thunbergia coccinea, Roxb. in the foreground. Kinchinjunga is 28, 136 feet high, and the highest mountain in the world except the neighbouring Mount Everest

Background imageLandscape Collection: 23. A Chilian Cactus in flower and its leafless Parasite in frui

23. A Chilian Cactus in flower and its leafless Parasite in frui
Referring to the various Chilian landscapes, we see that columnar cacti are a conspicuous feature. This, the-commonest species, is Cereus Quisco, Gay, which grows to a height of 1.5 to 20 feet

Background imageLandscape Collection: 8. Chilian Palms in the Valley of Salto

8. Chilian Palms in the Valley of Salto
Jubaea spectabilis, H.B.K. is the only kind of palm native in Chili and although it wants the grace and elegance of many of its family it is not less useful

Background imageLandscape Collection: 1. Victoria regia

1. Victoria regia
This majestic plant and largest off all Water Lilies inhabits many of the rivers of the north-eastern part of South America

Background imageLandscape Collection: 741. Scene in a West Australian Forest

741. Scene in a West Australian Forest
Large trees of the Black Butt and Red Gum (Eucalyptus calophylla), with undergrowth of Grass-trees (Xanthorrhoea), Banksia, Kingia, Macrozamia Fraseri, Miq. &c

Background imageLandscape Collection: 276. Road up to Nainee Tal, India, in Spring time

276. Road up to Nainee Tal, India, in Spring time
The tree in flower is Ougeinia dalbergioides, Benth

Background imageLandscape 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 imageLandscape Collection: 831. Wild Flowers and Fruits of the Salinas, Chili

831. Wild Flowers and Fruits of the Salinas, Chili
Echinocactus sp. in fruit, above it Ephedra andina, Poepp. in fruit, and a sprig of a white variety of the same in front, with the globular, green flower heads of Eryngiumn paniculatum, Cay

Background imageLandscape Collection: 828. View of the Bell Mountain of Quillota, Chili, with colonise

828. View of the Bell Mountain of Quillota, Chili, with colonise
Among emigrant plants none has perhaps taken almost sole possession of such vast areas as the European Cardoon (Cynara Cardunculus, Linn.), which is the wild parent of the Jerusalem Artichoke

Background imageLandscape Collection: 826. Hot Baths of Cauquenas, Chili

826. Hot Baths of Cauquenas, Chili
Small Bamboos in the foreground

Background imageLandscape Collection: 511. Dragon Tree in the Garden of Mr. Smith, Teneriffe

511. Dragon Tree in the Garden of Mr. Smith, Teneriffe
The Dragon Tree, or more correctly the Dragons Blood Tree (Dracaena Draco, L.), is a native of Teneriffe, and is one of the most celebrated trees in the annals of natural history

Background imageLandscape Collection: 497. Native Vanilla hanging from the Wild Orange, . Praslin, Seyc

497. Native Vanilla hanging from the Wild Orange, . Praslin, Seyc
Vanilla Phalaenopsis, Reichb. f. is endemic in the Seychelles, and, like several other species of the genus, it is leafless. The orange on which it grows is naturalised only in these islands

Background imageLandscape Collection: 361. Papyrus or Paper Reed growing in the Ciane, Sicily

361. Papyrus or Paper Reed growing in the Ciane, Sicily
In ancient times the Papyrus (Cyperus Papyrus, Linn.)was a plant of great importance, for from its stems was prepared the paper upon which the Egyptians wrote their books, etc

Background imageLandscape Collection: 338. Mount Everest or Deodunga, from Sundukpho, North India

338. Mount Everest or Deodunga, from Sundukpho, North India
This is believed to be the highest peak of the highest range of mountains in the world; its estimated height being 29, 002 feet, or about five miles and a half

Background imageLandscape 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




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