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Tree Collection (#4)

Background imageTree Collection: Palm House silhouette

Palm House silhouette
The Palm House in winter

Background imageTree Collection: Juglans regia (walnut), 1887

Juglans regia (walnut), 1887
Illustration of Juglans regia from Kohlers Medicinal Plants, 1887

Background imageTree 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 imageTree Collection: Peach blossom

Peach blossom The Favorite Flowers of Japan, by Mary E. Unger, illustrated and published by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo, 1911

Background imageTree Collection: Felled tree for Kew Flagstaff, British Columbia, 1914

Felled tree for Kew Flagstaff, British Columbia, 1914
British COlumbia 1914: The felled tree which was to form the great flagstaff at RBG Kew from 1919 to 1959. Made from a Douglas fir

Background imageTree Collection: Tree surgeons, RBG Kew

Tree surgeons, RBG Kew
Tree surgeons at work, RBG Kew

Background imageTree Collection: Pioneers Cabin at the base of a Sequoiadendron giganteum

Pioneers Cabin at the base of a Sequoiadendron giganteum
" Pioneers Cabin" at the base of a Sequoiadendron giganteum, California, USA. Joseph Hooker purchased this photograph, probably during his expedition to the United States (circa 1877)

Background imageTree Collection: C W Anderson with Cannonball tree, Couroupita guianensis photographed at the Botanical Gardens

C W Anderson with Cannonball tree, Couroupita guianensis photographed at the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown
C W Anderson with Cannonball tree, Couroupita guianensis, photographed at the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown, Guyana (then British Guiana), early 20th century

Background imageTree Collection: Acer griseum seeds

Acer griseum seeds
Acer griseum

Background imageTree Collection: Ginkgo biloba leaves in autumn

Ginkgo biloba leaves in autumn

Background imageTree Collection: Ginkgo fruits

Ginkgo fruits

Background imageTree Collection: Acacia retinodes

Acacia retinodes
1978-6209, FABACEAE, LEGUMINOSAE, MIMOSOIDEAE, Acacia retinodes, Australia

Background imageTree Collection: Pseudotsuga menziesii

Pseudotsuga menziesii
Oregon douglas fir

Background imageTree Collection: 726. Flowers and Foliage of the Silver Wattle, Queensland

726. Flowers and Foliage of the Silver Wattle, Queensland
This tree (Acacia dealbata, Link) yields an excellent gum, and when in flower it scents the whole country with its sweetness

Background imageTree Collection: 648. Roadside View from Sindang Laya, Java

648. Roadside View from Sindang Laya, Java
A Durian tree (Durio zibethinus, DC.) may be seen on the left

Background imageTree Collection: 629. India-rubber trees at Buitenzorg, Java

629. India-rubber trees at Buitenzorg, Java
For some particulars respecting this tree (Ficus elastica, Roxb.) the reader is referred to the description of 260. It is a native of Assam in North India

Background imageTree Collection: 625. Foliage and Flowers of a tree commonly cultivated in warm countries

625. Foliage and Flowers of a tree commonly cultivated in warm countries
Sesbania grandiflora, Pers. var. coccinea, may be a native of the Malayan Archipelago and North Australia. The tender leaves, flowers

Background imageTree Collection: 622. Another View of Papandayang, with Jak fruit Tree in the for

622. Another View of Papandayang, with Jak fruit Tree in the for

Background imageTree Collection: 604. Foliage of the Gutta Percha

604. Foliage of the Gutta Percha
All the true gutta percha imported from Singapore and the Malay Islands is the inspissated latex of this tree (Dichopsis Gutta, Benth.); many allied species afford a similar but inferior product

Background imageTree Collection: 597. Foliage and Fruit of the Gourka or Goraka of India

597. Foliage and Fruit of the Gourka or Goraka of India
This tree (Garcinia dulcis, Roxb.), yields an inferior quality of gamboge. The fruit is hidden beneath the dense screen of foliage, and can only be seen by lifting it aside

Background imageTree Collection: 596. Flowers and Fruit of Barringtonia, Borneo

596. Flowers and Fruit of Barringtonia, Borneo
Barringtonia speciosa, Forst. is a tree of the Myrtle order, common on the sea-shore of the Malayan, Mascarene, and Polynesian Islands

Background imageTree Collection: 582. Flowers and Fruit of the Doctors Tree, Sarawak, Borneo

582. Flowers and Fruit of the Doctors Tree, Sarawak, Borneo
This climber (Rourea sp.) is a member of the Connaraceae, a small family allied to the Leguminosae

Background imageTree Collection: 575. Foliage and Fruit of a Forest Tree of Java

575. Foliage and Fruit of a Forest Tree of Java
Amoora Aphanamixis, Schult. a member of the Meliaceae

Background imageTree 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 imageTree Collection: 517. Study of Olives, painted in Italy

517. Study of Olives, painted in Italy
The Olive (Olea europaea, L.), is a tree of very slow growth, and is usually small; but it attains a great age, and some of the very old trees have trunks of enormous girth

Background imageTree Collection: 501. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Capucin Tree of the Seyc

501. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Capucin Tree of the Seyc
For many years the seeds of the Capucin lay in our Museums; and, although it was evident that they belonged to some member of the Sapotacae

Background imageTree 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 imageTree 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 imageTree Collection: 426. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the South African Silver Tre

426. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the South African Silver Tre
On the right below is a head of female flowers, and above on the left a ripe cone, from which the dry plumed perianths are wafting away the seeds

Background imageTree Collection: 425. View from the Steps of Table Mountain through a Wood of Sil

425. View from the Steps of Table Mountain through a Wood of Sil
The Silver Tree (Leucadendron (argenteum, R. Br.), characterises the vegetation of the slopes on the eastern side of Table Mountain, where alone it grows plentifully in a wild state

Background imageTree Collection: 421. Tree Aloes and Mesembryanthemums above Van Staadens Kloo

421. Tree Aloes and Mesembryanthemums above Van Staadens Kloo
Aloe saponaria, Haw. is the stemless species, and the arboreous one is A. africana, Mill. or an allied species. Trailing on the ground is a species of Mesembryanthemurn; behind the Aloe

Background imageTree Collection: 370. A Tree Euphorbia, Natal

370. A Tree Euphorbia, Natal
This is E. grandidens, Haw. very much like E. abyssinica, Rausch, which Bruce figures so faithfully in his " Travels" that there is no mistaking its genus, though he stoutly maintained

Background imageTree Collection: 347. Foliage and Flowers of a South African tree, beautiful but

347. Foliage and Flowers of a South African tree, beautiful but
A common small tree or shrub, (Acokanthera venenata, G. Don) especially in the eastern subtropical parts of South Africa, and apparently extending northward into the tropics

Background imageTree Collection: 337. Lane near Singapore

337. Lane near Singapore
On the left is an Areca Palm; and the small compact pyramidal tree in front of it is the Nutmeg, Myristica fragrant, Houtt. flowers and fruit of which. are represented in 119

Background imageTree Collection: 332. Flowers of a Cassia, with Tree of the same in the distance

332. Flowers of a Cassia, with Tree of the same in the distance
Cassia nodosa, Hamilt. a native of tropical Asia, is exceptional in the colour of its flowers, nearly all the numerous species having yellow ones. The butterflies are Papilio bathycles

Background imageTree Collection: 330. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-Vessels of an Indian Tree

330. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-Vessels of an Indian Tree
Albizzia Lebbek, Benth. Panel 151

Background imageTree Collection: 328. Limestone Mountains of Sarawak. Borneo

328. Limestone Mountains of Sarawak. Borneo
Leafless flowering branches of a tree (Sterculia sp.) of the region in front, and tree of the same glittering in the distance. Below, on the left, remains of its old seed-vessels

Background imageTree Collection: 322. Bridge of Chittore in Rajpootana

322. Bridge of Chittore in Rajpootana
Ailantus, glandulosa, , and tomb in the foreground

Background imageTree Collection: 314. Foliage and Fruit of two Indian Trees

314. Foliage and Fruit of two Indian Trees
They are Acacia Catechu, Willd. having spikes of small yellow flowers, and Terminalia citrina, Roxb. The former is a sacred tree, and yields a very astringent substance by decoction

Background imageTree Collection: 313. Foliage and Fruit of the Mahwa

313. Foliage and Fruit of the Mahwa
Bassia latifolia, Roxb. is a timber tree, interesting also on account of its being one of the few plants whose flowers are eaten by the human race

Background imageTree Collection: 312. The Asoka

312. The Asoka
Saraca indica, L. is an evergreen tree commonly planted in India for the beauty of its foliage and flowers, the latter reminding one at first sight of a Clerodendron or an Ixora rather than of a

Background imageTree Collection: 309. Foliage, Flowers and Young Fruit of the Mango

309. Foliage, Flowers and Young Fruit of the Mango
The Mango (Mangifera indica, L.) is generally regarded as one of the most delicious tropical fruits, though there are many varieties, differing very much in quality

Background imageTree Collection: 306. Foliage and Fruit of Fig Tree held Sacred by the Hindoos

306. Foliage and Fruit of Fig Tree held Sacred by the Hindoos
It is apparently Ficus glomerata, Roxb

Background imageTree Collection: 302. Foliage and Fruit of Emblica officinalis

302. Foliage and Fruit of Emblica officinalis
A Euphor- biaceous tree, whose seeds are used medicinally. The fruit is sometimes preserved in vinegar or sugar

Background imageTree Collection: 301. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Tree sacred to Krishna

301. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Tree sacred to Krishna
This is Mimusops Elengi, Linn. an odoriferous water is distilled from the flowers; the fruit is edible; and the astringent bark is used medicinally

Background imageTree Collection: 300. Indian Coral Tree, 1878

300. Indian Coral Tree, 1878
Indian coral tree (Erythrina variegata). Oil on board by Marianne North, 1878. The gorgeous flowers of this tree are often mentioned by Indian poets

Background imageTree Collection: 298. The Neem

298. The Neem
The Neem tree (Melia Azcadirachta, Linn.) is described by the poets as the type of all that is bitter; and its bark is said to be a fair substitute for Cinchona in cases of fever, &c

Background imageTree Collection: 297. The Deodar or Indian Cedar

297. The Deodar or Indian Cedar
Cedrus Deodara, Loud. forms large forests in the mountains of northern India, growing to a height of 50 to 100 feet and upwards, and yielding a valuable durable timber




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