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Landscape Collection (#6)

Background imageLandscape Collection: 580. View of Singapore, from Dr. Littles garden

580. View of Singapore, from Dr. Littles garden
A red-stemmed Palm (Cyrtostachys Lakka, Bee.) and Wine Palm (Caryota mitis, Lour.) in the foreground. For further particulars the reader is referred to the description of 670

Background imageLandscape Collection: 576. Group of Wild Palms, Sarawak, Borneo

576. Group of Wild Palms, Sarawak, Borneo
Areca Catechu, L. (Betel) in flower, Arenga saccharifera, Labill. in fruit. Observe also Taro (Colocasia esculenta)

Background imageLandscape Collection: 571. A Clump of Screw Pine and Palm with a glimpse of the river

571. A Clump of Screw Pine and Palm with a glimpse of the river
A strong fibre is obtained from the leaves of some of the Screw pines; and sugar bags are made of the leaves of Pandanus utilis, Bory, a Mauritian species

Background imageLandscape Collection: 567. Sago Palms in flower, with a glimpse of the river at Sarawa

567. Sago Palms in flower, with a glimpse of the river at Sarawa
The word Sagus is said to be derived from Sagu, which in the language of the Papuan race signifies bread, and is given to the Palm Metroxylon Sagu, Rottb

Background imageLandscape Collection: 564. View from Matang over the Great Swamp Sarawak, Borneo

564. View from Matang over the Great Swamp Sarawak, Borneo
Shadow of the hills at sunset

Background imageLandscape Collection: 558. Lake of Ajmere, North-West India

558. Lake of Ajmere, North-West India

Background imageLandscape Collection: 554. Group of Tree Ferns around the spring at Matang, Sarawak

554. Group of Tree Ferns around the spring at Matang, Sarawak

Background imageLandscape Collection: 553. The Istana, from the Slanting Bridge, Sarawak

553. The Istana, from the Slanting Bridge, Sarawak
Gardenia, Crinum Northianum, Baker, Nipa fruticans, Betel-nut Palms and Bamboos (Dendrocalamus) in the foreground

Background imageLandscape Collection: 546. Old Boat-house and Riverside Vegetation, Sarawak

546. Old Boat-house and Riverside Vegetation, Sarawak
Trunk of Cocoanut Palm, Areca and Sago Palms, both in fruit, Nipa, &c

Background imageLandscape 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 imageLandscape Collection: 542. View of Matang, Borneo

542. View of Matang, Borneo
An Epiphyte (Ficus) twined around one of the trees in the foreground. These stranglers often survive alter their victims (the trees upon which they germinated and commenced life having rotted away)

Background imageLandscape Collection: 530. The Tapang-Tree, Sarawak, Borneo

530. The Tapang-Tree, Sarawak, Borneo
The smooth cylindrical trunks of this tree (Koompassia excelsa, Taub.) often rise to a height of 100 feet without a branch

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: 526. The Canary Islands Pine at Icod, Teneriffe

526. The Canary Islands Pine at Icod, Teneriffe
The vegetation of the Canary Islands presents some strange anomalies, not the least interesting of which is the pine (Pinus canariensis, Ch. Smith) associated with the Date palm

Background imageLandscape Collection: 523. Dragon Tree in a garden at Santa Cruz, Teneriffe

523. Dragon Tree in a garden at Santa Cruz, Teneriffe
The thick protuberances below the point where the branches are given off are air-roots; they are represented natural size in 507. See the description of 511

Background imageLandscape Collection: 522. View in the Cochineal Gardens at Santa Cruz, Teneriffe

522. View in the Cochineal Gardens at Santa Cruz, Teneriffe
Women taking off the rags in which the newly hatched insects (Coccus cacti) are pinned to the Cactus plants (Opuntia coccinellifera, Steud.)

Background imageLandscape Collection: 521. Scene in Mr. Smiths Garden, Teneriffe

521. Scene in Mr. Smiths Garden, Teneriffe
An arbour covered with the Cherokee Rose (527), and Bougainvillea (108) creeping over Cypress and Myrtle trees

Background imageLandscape Collection: 515. A View in the Botanic Garden, Teneriffe

515. A View in the Botanic Garden, Teneriffe

Background imageLandscape Collection: 514. View of Puerto de Orotava, Teneriffe, from the Sitio del Pa

514. View of Puerto de Orotava, Teneriffe, from the Sitio del Pa
Top of a Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera, L.in the foreground. The Date Palm, though cultivated in Southern Europe and Western Asia, is really more at home in North Africa)

Background imageLandscape Collection: 513. View of Sitio del Pardo, 0rotava, Teneriffe

513. View of Sitio del Pardo, 0rotava, Teneriffe
The succulent plants on the rocks in the foreground belong to the genera Kleinia, Aloe, Euphorbia, Opuntia, &c. Plants having thick

Background imageLandscape Collection: 512. View of the Peak of Teneriffe

512. View of the Peak of Teneriffe
Cacti (Opuntia) and other succulent plants in the foreground; the candelabrumlike inflorescence on the right belongs to the American Aloe (A gave americana, L.)

Background imageLandscape Collection: 500. A group of Palms in Mahe, Seychelles

500. A group of Palms in Mahe, Seychelles
It is not evident what Palm this is, which grows near the coast-perhaps Dictyosperma alba, Wendl

Background imageLandscape Collection: 499. A Tripod Cocoanut, Mahe, Seychelles

499. A Tripod Cocoanut, Mahe, Seychelles
The hut is made of the plaited leaves of the cocoanut and roofed with the same in the natural state. In an early state the ovary of the future fruit of the cocoanut is three-celled

Background imageLandscape Collection: 495. Screw-Pines, Palms and Ferns, from path near Venns Town, M

495. Screw-Pines, Palms and Ferns, from path near Venns Town, M
The Screw Pine (Pandanus sechellarum, Balf. f.) on the left is the same species as that in 480, and exhibits perhaps the maximum intensity of aerial root-formation

Background imageLandscape Collection: 494. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Tatamaka, Praslin

494. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Tatamaka, Praslin
Among big trees growing on the shores of the Mascarene Islands, tropical Asia and Polynesia, the present (Calophyllum Inophyllum Linn.) is conspicuous alike from its commonness and its beauty

Background imageLandscape Collection: 491. The Six-headed Cocoanut Palm of Mahe, Seychelles

491. The Six-headed Cocoanut Palm of Mahe, Seychelles
Like the majority of Palms the cocoanut only branches in consequence of some injury to its terminal growing point. The Doum is an exception

Background imageLandscape Collection: 487. Flowers of a bush and Pitcher Plant, Mahe

487. Flowers of a bush and Pitcher Plant, Mahe
The Pitcher plant is shown growing in a tangled mass on the huge granite boulder below; and beyond is the harbour of Mahe

Background imageLandscape Collection: 486. The highest point in Mahe with dead Capucin trees in the va

486. The highest point in Mahe with dead Capucin trees in the va
A view from Venns Town. Conspicuous in the vegetation are the white, dead trunks of the Capucin Tree (Northea seychellana, Hook)

Background imageLandscape Collection: 484. Life on the coast of Praslin, Seychelles

484. Life on the coast of Praslin, Seychelles
A view from among the crabs on the rocks. The vegetation on the shore consists of cocoanut, Casuarina equisetifolia, Forst

Background imageLandscape Collection: 483. Emiles Palm House, Praslin, Seychelles

483. Emiles Palm House, Praslin, Seychelles
This sylvan dwelling is constructed of the Cocoanut and Stevensonia Palms, rigged with the leaves of the Coco de Mer, of which the small hut is entirely made

Background imageLandscape Collection: 479. Waterfall in the Gorge of the Coco de Mer, Praslin

479. Waterfall in the Gorge of the Coco de Mer, Praslin
On the left a female, and on the right a male specimen of the Coco de Mer Palm, each bearing its inflorescence. See 475

Background imageLandscape Collection: 462. Screw-Pines in Praslin, Seychelles

462. Screw-Pines in Praslin, Seychelles
Various species of Pandanus or Screw-Pine constitute a prominent feature in the vegetation of the Seychelles, see 473 and 495

Background imageLandscape Collection: 461. Round Island and Ile Aride from Long Island, Seychelles

461. Round Island and Ile Aride from Long Island, Seychelles
In the foreground from left to right, Filao( Casuarina equisetifolia, Forst.), Screw-Pine ( Pandanus sp.) and Cashew-nut (Anacardium occidentale)

Background imageLandscape Collection: 460. Ipomoea and Vavangue with Mahe Harbour in the distance

460. Ipomoea and Vavangue with Mahe Harbour in the distance
Vangueria edulis, Vahl, or Vavangue, is a native of Madagascar, and now cultivated (and naturalised) in many other warm countries for the sake of its edible fruit. Observe the wasps nest upon it

Background imageLandscape Collection: 454. Ostrich Farming at Groot Post, South Africa

454. Ostrich Farming at Groot Post, South Africa
Ostriches are stripped of their feathers twice a year, the operation, it is asserted, causing the bird little pain. Certainly no permanent injury ensues for fresh crops of feathers are produced year

Background imageLandscape Collection: 453. Yellow-wood Trees and Creepers in the Perie Bush

453. Yellow-wood Trees and Creepers in the Perie Bush
The Yellow Wood, Podocarpus Thunbergii, Hook. is one of the largest and most valuable of South African timber-trees; see panel of it below

Background imageLandscape Collection: 450. Looking over an expanse of Leucadendron towards Ceres and M

450. Looking over an expanse of Leucadendron towards Ceres and M
The taller plants with dark coloured cones in the forks of the branches are the females, and the other the males of Leucadendron platyspermum, R. Br. In front the two sexes are represented life-size

Background imageLandscape Collection: 445. Scene in Dr. Atherstones Garden, Grahamstown

445. Scene in Dr. Atherstones Garden, Grahamstown
The small, flat-topped house is almost wholly concealed by creepers, a window only being discernible. Here the owner has assembled plants from all quarters of the globe

Background imageLandscape Collection: 442. View with Aloes and Euphorbias near Grahamstown

442. View with Aloes and Euphorbias near Grahamstown
Painted at a Christmas picnic

Background imageLandscape Collection: 439. View on the Kowie River, with Trumpet Flower in front

439. View on the Kowie River, with Trumpet Flower in front
Painted from Dr. Beckers Verandah, Port Alfred. Tecoma Mackenii, is the finest of the very few Bignoniaceae indigenous in South Africa. The bird perched thereon is Ploceus capensis

Background imageLandscape Collection: 434. The South African Doornboom, and Fingo Huts, 1882

434. The South African Doornboom, and Fingo Huts, 1882
Oil on paper by Marianne North, 1882. Many of the Acacias are formidably armed with spines, but perhaps none more so than Acacia horrida, Willd. the Doornboom or Thorn Tree of South Africa

Background imageLandscape Collection: 424. View of Table Mountain, looking from Groat Post

424. View of Table Mountain, looking from Groat Post

Background imageLandscape Collection: 411. A View on the Kowie River, South Africa

411. A View on the Kowie River, South Africa
Zamia, and Strelitzia on the right, and tree Euphorbias on the distant hills

Background imageLandscape Collection: 410. Krippelboom, with False Bay in the distance: South Africa

410. Krippelboom, with False Bay in the distance: South Africa
The family, Proteaceae, of which the Krippelboom (Leucospermum conocarpum, R. Br.) is a member, is almost as largely represented in South Africa as it is in Australia, but by different genera

Background imageLandscape Collection: 400. Social Birds and Social Herbs at Malmesbury, South Africa

400. Social Birds and Social Herbs at Malmesbury, South Africa
Here is the familiar Richardia aethiopica, Kuth, of our windows and conservatories, growing gregariously in its native swamps, associated with the almost cosmopolitan bullrush (Typha latifolia)

Background imageLandscape Collection: 390. Vegetation on the St. Johns River, Kaffraria

390. Vegetation on the St. Johns River, Kaffraria
The trees on the right, bearing white flowers, are the White Pear, see 375

Background imageLandscape Collection: 384. Kaffir Plumtrees overhanging St. Johns River, Kaffrar

384. Kaffir Plumtrees overhanging St. Johns River, Kaffrar
Observe the cord-like climbers attached to the trees, and the tufts of Agapanthus umbellatus on the bank. For flowers and fruit of this tree see 382

Background imageLandscape Collection: 383. A Remnant of the Past near Verulam, Natal

383. A Remnant of the Past near Verulam, Natal
This trio of grand old Aloes (Aloe Baines ii, Dyer) was about forty feet high at the time the painting was done, and the only ones in that neighbourhood




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