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Background imagePurpal Collection: 12. Some Wild Flowers of Quilpue Chili

12. Some Wild Flowers of Quilpue Chili
Beginning at the top on the right are the tufted leaves and hanging orange-red flowers of Lobelia salicifolia, Don, and intermingling with the foliage the graceful blue Conanthera bifolia

Background imagePurpal Collection: 16. Wild Flowers of Chanleon, Chili

16. Wild Flowers of Chanleon, Chili
Fuchsia macrostemon, Ruiz et Pav. on the right, is the wild parent of our hardy varieties; above it is the blue Puya with orange anthers, the orange balls of the not unfamiliar Buddleia globosa, Lam

Background imagePurpal Collection: 99. Flowers of a Twiner, Brazil

99. Flowers of a Twiner, Brazil
These flowers (Mucuna sp. ?) are sweet and of a waxy consistency, and were found growing at the mouth of the Cave of Curvelho, where Dr.Lund found the teeth of a " nut-eating man."

Background imagePurpal Collection: 27. Chilian Lilies and other Flowers in Black Jug and ornamented

27. Chilian Lilies and other Flowers in Black Jug and ornamented
Behind is a yellow Calceolaria and a blue Heliotrope, with the beautiful striped Placea ornata, Miers, in the centre, and three varieties or species of Leucocoryne below

Background imagePurpal 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 imagePurpal Collection: 186. Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Citron, and Butterfly

186. Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Citron, and Butterfly
The native country of the Citron (Citrus Medica, Risso) is not -known with certainty, though there is little doubt that it is some part of tropical Asia

Background imagePurpal Collection: 53. View of the Piedade Mountains, from Congo, Brazil

53. View of the Piedade Mountains, from Congo, Brazil

Background imagePurpal Collection: 169. Two Tropical American Flowers

169. Two Tropical American Flowers
The one having white flowers (Utricularia montana, Jacq.) is a congener of the Bladderworts of our ponds and ditches. It has a wide range of distribution

Background imagePurpal Collection: 22. Chilian Ground Orchids and other Flowers

22. Chilian Ground Orchids and other Flowers
Here are three species of the large, peculiarly South American, and mainly Chilian, genus of ground orchids, Chloraea; the orange-coloured one matching Alstroemeria aurantiaca in 12

Background imagePurpal Collection: 106. Brazilian Flowers

106. Brazilian Flowers
On the left the elegant, feathery leaves and crimson flowers of Ipomoea Quamoclit, L.; above, a scarlet and white Acanthacea; in the centre a species of Tabernaemontana ()

Background imagePurpal Collection: 102. A Brazilian 0rchid

102. A Brazilian 0rchid
This is Laelia purpurata. Lindl. one of the handsomest orchids known. It was first cultivated in this country about the year Th52, when Messrs

Background imagePurpal Collection: 29. Some Fruits and Vegetables used in Brazil

29. Some Fruits and Vegetables used in Brazil
In front the Ochro (Hibiscus esculentus, L.), the seed-vessels of which are used in thickening soups; the Guianga, a myrtaceous fruit, with a kind of Pumpkin called Borbora

Background imagePurpal Collection: 168. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of Lignum Vitae, Jamaica

168. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of Lignum Vitae, Jamaica
Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum officinale, L.) is an exceedingly hard wood, used for making pulley blocks, rulers, pestles, &c.; and the resin called gum guaiacum is an exudation from the stem

Background imagePurpal Collection: 165. Cultivated and Wild Flowers, Jamaica

165. Cultivated and Wild Flowers, Jamaica
Large inflorescence of Spathodea campanulata, Beauv. a West African Bignoniacea, with flowers of Cordia spp. a Rubiacea, and of the blue Clitorica ternatea, L

Background imagePurpal Collection: 151. Flowers of a Brazilian Coral Tree and Vegetable Mercury

151. Flowers of a Brazilian Coral Tree and Vegetable Mercury
Erythrina sp. and Brunjelsia Hopoeana, Benth. (syn. F rqniscea loeana, Hook.). The latter is used medicinally, hence the popular name

Background imagePurpal Collection: 142. Ground Orchid, Carqueja and Giant Snail, Brazil

142. Ground Orchid, Carqueja and Giant Snail, Brazil
Epistephium sclerophyllum, Lindl. Baccharis trimera, DC. and a Bulimus. The Carqueja, or Carqueja amargosa, is a curious member of the Compositae having wing like expansions on the stem in lieu of

Background imagePurpal Collection: 134. Group of Epiphytal Orchids and Bromeliads, Brazil

134. Group of Epiphytal Orchids and Bromeliads, Brazil
Species of Tillandsia, Oncidiurm divaricatum, Lindl. &c

Background imagePurpal Collection: 107. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed Vessels of Cotton, and Fruit of

107. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed Vessels of Cotton, and Fruit of
Cotton was cultivated and cotton fabrics were made as far back as records go in the Old World; and when America was discovered cotton was in general use there

Background imagePurpal Collection: 103. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of Poma de Lupa, . Brazil

103. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of Poma de Lupa, . Brazil
A species of Solanum, which genus numbers at least 700 species, 160 of them inhabiting Brazil

Background imagePurpal Collection: 93. Brazilian Orchids and other Epiphytes

93. Brazilian Orchids and other Epiphytes
The Orchids in flower are Cattleya intermedia, Grah. and Oncidium concolor, Hook. the latter below

Background imagePurpal Collection: 84. Brazilian 0rchids

84. Brazilian 0rchids
The rosy-purple flowers are those of Cattleya Loddigesii, Lindl. which magnificent genus has its headquarters in Brazil; the other is Zygopetalulm intermedium, Lodd

Background imagePurpal Collection: 78. Brazilian Orchids

78. Brazilian Orchids
A species of Zygopetalum ( Z. brachypetalum, Lindl.), with the orange-scarlet Comparettia coccinea, Lindl. in front

Background imagePurpal Collection: 76. Group of Wild Meadow Flowers, of Brazil. Golden Banana and E

76. Group of Wild Meadow Flowers, of Brazil. Golden Banana and E
Among the flowers are a species of white Clusica (?), a Pleroma and Thunbergia alata, Boj. yellow with dark centre

Background imagePurpal Collection: 70. Palma de Santa Rita, and Atlas Moth, Brazil

70. Palma de Santa Rita, and Atlas Moth, Brazil
The inflorescences of the Marica are so heavy that they fall to the ground on all sides; and the seeds germinate before they leave the pod, and send down their roots therefrom

Background imagePurpal Collection: 38. A Tropical American Water Plant

38. A Tropical American Water Plant
Eichornia azurea, Kunthi. This was found growing in the Lake of Lagoa Santa, Brazil, where it was planted by Dr. Lunid, a Danish Naturalist

Background imagePurpal Collection: 143. Brazilian Wild Flowers

143. Brazilian Wild Flowers
In front on the bottom is the orange and red inflorescence of a species of Aphelandra; above it the lilac flowers of Lisianthus inflatus, Mart

Background imagePurpal Collection: 125. Selection of cultivated Flowers, painted in Jamaica

125. Selection of cultivated Flowers, painted in Jamaica
In the vase, associated with the crimson flowers of one of the Coral trees (Erythrina sp.), is a panicle of the sweet-scented lilac and white flowers of Melia Azedarach, L



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