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Palm Collection

Background imagePalm 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 imagePalm Collection: Livistona chinensis, ca 18th century

Livistona chinensis, ca 18th century
Watercolour of Livistona chinensis, commonly known as Chinese fan or fountain palm, by unknown Asian artist, Company Art, Kew Collection, 18th century

Background imagePalm 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 imagePalm 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 imagePalm 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 imagePalm 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 imagePalm Collection: 705. Palmyra Palms in Flood-time

705. Palmyra Palms in Flood-time
Illustration of Borassus flabellifer, commonly known as Palmyra palm by Marianne North from Marianne North Collection, Kew, 1870

Background imagePalm 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 imagePalm Collection: Areca catechu, L. (Betelnut, pinang, areca nut)

Areca catechu, L. (Betelnut, pinang, areca nut)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imagePalm Collection: 467. Palms, Capucin Trees, etc. on the cliffs near Venns Town

467. Palms, Capucin Trees, etc. on the cliffs near Venns Town
The prominent Palm is Stevensonia grandifolia, Duncan, with Screw-Pines on the left. Behind are dead and living trees of the Capucin (Northea seychellana, Hook)

Background imagePalm Collection: 229. Cocoanut Palms on the coast near Galle, Ceylon

229. Cocoanut Palms on the coast near Galle, Ceylon
Dead leaves are tied to the trunks of the Cocoanut Palm in Ceylon to tell by their rustling when thieves are climbing over them this at least is the popular explanation

Background imagePalm Collection: 85. Side Avenue of Royal Palms at Botafoga, Brazil

85. Side Avenue of Royal Palms at Botafoga, Brazil
See the remarks under 63

Background imagePalm Collection: Licuala peltata, ca 1800

Licuala peltata, ca 1800
Watercolour on paper of Licuala peltata, commonly known as fan palm by unknown Indian artist commissioned by William Roxburgh, Kew Collection, c.1800

Background imagePalm Collection: Chamaedorea linearis, 1823-53

Chamaedorea linearis, 1823-53
Illustration of Chamaedorea linearis commonly known as, whale tail palm from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imagePalm Collection: Iriartea deltoidea, 1823-53

Iriartea deltoidea, 1823-53
Illustration of Iriartea deltoidea, commonly known as bombona, pambil, pona palm, from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imagePalm Collection: Livistona humilis, 1823-53

Livistona humilis, 1823-53
Illustration of Livistona humilis by Ferdinand Bauer from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imagePalm Collection: Livistona inermis, 1823-53

Livistona inermis, 1823-53
Illustration of Livistona inermis from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imagePalm Collection: Coccothrinax barbadensis, 1878

Coccothrinax barbadensis, 1878
Illustration of Coccothrinax barbadensis, commonly known as latanier balai by Pieter de Pannemaeker, from Les Palmiers by Oswald Charles Eugene Marie Ghislain de Kerchove de Denterghem, 1878

Background imagePalm Collection: Nipa fruticans, c. 1800

Nipa fruticans, c. 1800
Illustration of Nypa fruticans, commonly known as nipa or mangrove palm, by unknown Asian artist, Company Art, Kew Collection, c. 1800

Background imagePalm Collection: Astrocaryum aculeatum, 1823-53

Astrocaryum aculeatum, 1823-53
Illustration of Astrocaryum aculeatum, commonly known as tucuma, Bactris hirta var. pectinata, Bactris hirta from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imagePalm Collection: Hyphaene thebaica, 1823-53

Hyphaene thebaica, 1823-53
Illustration of Hyphaene thebaica, commonly known as doum palm or gingerbread tree from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imagePalm Collection: Oenocarpus distichus, 1823-53

Oenocarpus distichus, 1823-53
Illustration of Oenocarpus distichus, commonly known as babaca palm from Martius Historia Naturalis Palmarum, 1823-53

Background imagePalm Collection: Hyospathe elegans, 1823-53

Hyospathe elegans, 1823-53
Illustration of Hyospathe elegans Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imagePalm Collection: Ptychosperma elegans, 1823-53

Ptychosperma elegans, 1823-53
Illustration of Ptychosperma elegans, commonly known as solitaire palm by Ferdinand Bauer from Martius Historia Naturalis Palmarum, 1823-53

Background imagePalm Collection: Raphia taedigera, 1823-53

Raphia taedigera, 1823-53
Illustration of Raphia taedigera, commonly known as yolilla from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imagePalm Collection: Salacca affinis, 1850

Salacca affinis, 1850
Illustration of Salacca affinis, commonly known as red salak, by unknown Indian artist from Palms of British East India by William Griffith and John McClelland, 1850

Background imagePalm Collection: Actinorhytis calapparia, 1850

Actinorhytis calapparia, 1850
Illustration of Actinorhytis calapparia, commonly known as calappa palm, by unknown Indian artist from Palms of British East India by William Griffith and John McClelland, 1850

Background imagePalm Collection: Licuala triphylla, 1850

Licuala triphylla, 1850
Illustration of Licuala triphylla, commonly known as fan palm, by unknown Indian artist from Palms of British East India by William Griffith and John McClelland, 1850

Background imagePalm Collection: Oncosperma horridum, 1850

Oncosperma horridum, 1850
Illustration of Oncosperma horridum, commonly known as Mountain Nibong palm, by unknown Indian artist from Palms of British East India by William Griffith and John McClelland, 1850

Background imagePalm Collection: Pinanga gracilis, 1850

Pinanga gracilis, 1850
Pinanga gracilis by unknown Indian artist from Palms of British East India by William Griffith and John McClelland, 1850

Background imagePalm Collection: Livistona jenkinsiana, 1850

Livistona jenkinsiana, 1850
Illustration of Livistona jenkinsiana, commonly known as Major Jenkins fan palm, by unknown Indian artist from Palms of British East India by William Griffith and John McClelland, 1850

Background imagePalm Collection: Licuala longipes, 1850

Licuala longipes, 1850
Licuala longipes, commonly known as fan palm, by unknown Indian artist from Palms of British East India by William Griffith and John McClelland, 1850

Background imagePalm Collection: Calamus gracilis, c. 1800

Calamus gracilis, c. 1800
Calamus gracilis by unknown Indian artist commissioned by William Roxburgh, Kew Collection, c.1800

Background imagePalm Collection: Arenga pinnata, c. 1820

Arenga pinnata, c. 1820
Arenga pinnata, commonly known as sugar palm by unknown artist from the George Finlayson Collection, Kew, c.1820

Background imagePalm Collection: Metroxylon sagu, 1750

Metroxylon sagu, 1750
Illustration of Metroxylon sagu, commonly know as sago palm, from Herbarium Amboinense by Georgius Everhardus Rumphius, 1750, vol 1, t. 17

Background imagePalm Collection: Drunken date palm from Gerard The Herball, 1636

Drunken date palm from Gerard The Herball, 1636
Illustration of palm, possibly Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as drunken date. From The Herball; or Generall historie of plantes by John Gerard, 1636

Background imagePalm Collection: Trachycarpus martianus, c. 1825

Trachycarpus martianus, c. 1825
Trachycarpus martianus, commonly known as Himalayan fan palm, probably by Vishnupersaud from Wallich Collection, Kew, c. 1825

Background imagePalm Collection: Elaeis guineensis, 780-1781

Elaeis guineensis, 780-1781
Illustration of Elaeis guineensis or commonly known as African oil palm from Selectarum Stirpium Americanarum Historia by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin, 1780-81

Background imagePalm Collection: Areca catechu, 1636

Areca catechu, 1636
Illustration of Areca catechu, commonly known as betel palm or The Drunken Date from John Gerard The Herball; or Generall Historie of Plantes, 1636

Background imagePalm Collection: Dypsis leptocheilos palm leaf

Dypsis leptocheilos palm leaf

Background imagePalm Collection: Trithrinax brasiliensis

Trithrinax brasiliensis, Brazil, palm, IUCN Red List

Background imagePalm Collection: Pritchardia elliptica

Pritchardia elliptica

Background imagePalm Collection: Close up of the Palm House Door

Close up of the Palm House Door

Background imagePalm Collection: Calamus viminalis, ca 1800

Calamus viminalis, ca 1800
Watercolour on paper of Calamus viminalis, commonly known as rattan or chair bottom cane by unknown Indian artist commissioned by William Roxburgh, Kew Collection, c.1800

Background imagePalm Collection: Trachycarpus fortunei, ca 1850

Trachycarpus fortunei, ca 1850
Illustration of Trachycarpus fortunei, commonly known as hemp palm, by unknown Chinese artist, Robert Fortune Collection, Kew, ca. 1850

Background imagePalm Collection: Eugeissona tristis, 1850

Eugeissona tristis, 1850
Illustration of Eugeissona tristis, commonly known as bertam or wild Bornean sago, by unknown Indian artist from Palms of British East India by William Griffith and John McClelland, 1850

Background imagePalm Collection: Cocos nucifera (coconut), 1887

Cocos nucifera (coconut), 1887
Illustration of Cocos nucifera commonly known as coconut from Kohler; Kohlers Medicinal Plants, 1887, Plate 234

Background imagePalm Collection: 589. Nipa Palm, Borneo

589. Nipa Palm, Borneo
Inflorescence of the natural size in front, with a portion of a leaf behind, and the growing plant in fruit in the distance




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