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Background imageWhite Collection: Stewartia malacodendron L

Stewartia malacodendron L
Illustration inscribed in large, painted letters, STEWARTIA, Stuartia malacodendron, Catesb. car.3. p.13. tab.13. ; signed and dated lower right corner

Background imageWhite 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 imageWhite Collection: Coffea arabica, 1789

Coffea arabica, 1789
Coffea arabica, commonly known as coffee by Icones Plantarum Medicinalium by Joseph Jacob Plenck, 1789, volume 2, 1789, plate 130

Background imageWhite Collection: Papaver somniferum, L. (Opium poppy)

Papaver somniferum, L. (Opium poppy)
Hand coloured engraving, c.1838; plate XVII from Vol.3 of Reichenbachs Icones florae germanicae et helveticae... (1834-1914)

Background imageWhite Collection: Spider Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum indicum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Spider Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum indicum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants

Background imageWhite Collection: 602. A Bornean Crinum

602. A Bornean Crinum
This plant (Crinum Northianum, Baker), is common enough in Borneo, yet it was not previously known to botanists. Around the doorway, beginning on the left, are Cissus discolor, Blume, from Borneo

Background imageWhite 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 imageWhite Collection: 77. Wild Flowers at Morro Velho, Brazil

77. Wild Flowers at Morro Velho, Brazil
Bignonia venusta. Ker. and a Convolvulacea (Quamoclit Nationis Hook. ?), climbing over Luhea rufescens, St. Hil. a forest tree

Background imageWhite Collection: 20. The Permanent Snows from Santiago; Patagua in front with Humming Bird and Nest

20. The Permanent Snows from Santiago; Patagua in front with Humming Bird and Nest
Tricuspidaria dependens, Ruiz et Pav. the Patagua, is of the same family as our lime-tree. On the left, near the Patagua tree, and on the right, beyond the building

Background imageWhite 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 imageWhite Collection: 614. The Turong, or Pigeon Orchid in Borneo, and a purple-brown

614. The Turong, or Pigeon Orchid in Borneo, and a purple-brown
The former (Dendrobium crumenatum, Lindl.) comes into blossom simultaneously on all the plants about every nine weeks, and the trees

Background imageWhite Collection: 285. The Great Lily of Nainee Tal, in North India

285. The Great Lily of Nainee Tal, in North India
This fine Lily (Lilium Wallichianurn, R. & S.) grows six or seven feet high, and is here associated with Chirita urticaefolia, Ham. and a species of Begonia

Background imageWhite Collection: Dillenia speciosa Thunb

Dillenia speciosa Thunb
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh

Background imageWhite Collection: Gnidia pinifolia, L. (Pine-leaved Gnidia)

Gnidia pinifolia, L. (Pine-leaved Gnidia)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 2016, 1st October 1818. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageWhite Collection: Erica monsoniae, L. f. (Lady Ann Monsons Heath)

Erica monsoniae, L. f. (Lady Ann Monsons Heath)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1915, 1st July 1817. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageWhite Collection: Decabelone barklyi, 1875

Decabelone barklyi, 1875
Hand coloured lithograph of Decabelone barklyi, currently accepted as Tavaresia barklyi. This is a colour proof for plate 6203, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published 1st December 1875

Background imageWhite 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 imageWhite 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 imageWhite Collection: 123. Foliage and Flowers of Alpinia nutans, and a pair of Doctor

123. Foliage and Flowers of Alpinia nutans, and a pair of Doctor
The Alpinia is a native of Tropical Asia

Background imageWhite Collection: 273. Flowers of Darjeeling, India

273. Flowers of Darjeeling, India
Hydrangea altissima, Wall. and yellow Thunbergia lutea, T. And. The large flowers in the circumference of the inflorescence of the Hydrangea are sterile

Background imageWhite Collection: 661. Study of Japanese Chrysanthemums and Dwarfed Pine

661. Study of Japanese Chrysanthemums and Dwarfed Pine
The Japanese delight in dwarfing normally big trees; and they have brought the art to such a degree of perfection that they can keep them down to the size of the one represented to a very

Background imageWhite 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 imageWhite Collection: 369. Strelitzia augusta at St. Johns Kaffraria

369. Strelitzia augusta at St. Johns Kaffraria
Trees of the same in the background, and Tecormaria capensis, Spach. trailing over the vegetation on the left (see 365)

Background imageWhite Collection: 278. Michelia and Climber of Darjeeling, India

278. Michelia and Climber of Darjeeling, India
The tree is Michelia excelsa, Wall. a lofty congener of the Champak, and the climber is Porana grandiflora, Wall. which is remarkable in its family (Convolvulaceae) for being sweetscented

Background imageWhite 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 imageWhite 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 imageWhite Collection: 13. Two Climbing Plants of Chili and Butterflies

13. Two Climbing Plants of Chili and Butterflies
Hanging above Tacsonia pinnatistipula, Juss. (syn. T. chilensis, Miers); below the dull purple flowers and green fleshy edible fruit of Lardizabala biternata, Ruiz et Pav

Background imageWhite Collection: 11. Mexican Poppies, Chilian Schizanthus and Insects

11. Mexican Poppies, Chilian Schizanthus and Insects
The Mexican Poppy (Argemone mexicana, Linn.) colonisesfreely, and is now widely spread in warm countries of both hemispheres

Background imageWhite Collection: Rhododendron Dalhousiae (frontispiece), 1849

Rhododendron Dalhousiae (frontispiece), 1849
Frontispiece of a Rhododendron dalhousieae Hook. f. in its native locality, 1849

Background imageWhite Collection: 520. Orange Flowers and Fruits, painted in Tenerife

520. Orange Flowers and Fruits, painted in Tenerife
The Orange (Citrus Aurantium, Risso) is cultivated in many parts of the South of Europe, and in other countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea

Background imageWhite Collection: 430. Water-Lily and surrounding vegetation in Van Staadens Kloo

430. Water-Lily and surrounding vegetation in Van Staadens Kloo
Nymphaea stellata, Willd. the Water-Lily in this painting, is very widely spread in Africa and India, and there are white, blue, purple, and rose varieties

Background imageWhite Collection: 258. Foliage and Flowers of an Indian Forest Tree of great beaut

258. Foliage and Flowers of an Indian Forest Tree of great beaut
It is the Pterospermum acerifolium, Willd. a member of the Sterculiaceae. The texture of the buds is like velvet and of the leaves like satin

Background imageWhite Collection: 356. Angraecum and Urania Moth of Madagascar

356. Angraecum and Urania Moth of Madagascar
The genus Angraecum numbers about 250 species, inhabiting the Mascarene Islands and Tropical and South Africa; and their flowers vary in size from less than a quarter of an inch long in A

Background imageWhite Collection: 127. Foliage and Flowers of the Cinnamon Tree

127. Foliage and Flowers of the Cinnamon Tree
This tree (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, B1.), whose fragrant aromatic bark is the cinnamon of commerce, is a native of Ceylon, but it is cultivated and has become wild in Jamaica

Background imageWhite Collection: 46. Flowers cultivated in the Botanic Garden, Rio Janeiro, Brazi

46. Flowers cultivated in the Botanic Garden, Rio Janeiro, Brazi
Red and White Indian Water Lilies, with the large flowers of Solandra ? and the crimson flowers of an Australian shrub (Calothamnos sp.)

Background imageWhite Collection: Trochetiopsis ebenus

Trochetiopsis ebenus
St Helena ebony

Background imageWhite Collection: Asparagus curillis, Buch

Asparagus curillis, Buch
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWhite Collection: Jasminum scandens, Willd

Jasminum scandens, Willd
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWhite Collection: Plumeria acuminata

Plumeria acuminata
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWhite Collection: Adansonia digitata, Willd. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)

Adansonia digitata, Willd. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWhite Collection: Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793

Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793
Watercolour on paper of Mesembryanthemum digitatum by Francis Masson, 1772-1793. The inscription mentions Dactylopsis digitata which is an old synonym the current accepted plant name

Background imageWhite Collection: Amaryllis blanda (The Blush-lily)

Amaryllis blanda (The Blush-lily)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1450, 1st March 1812. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageWhite Collection: Roupellia grata Wall. & Hook. (Cream-fruit)

Roupellia grata Wall. & Hook. (Cream-fruit)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 4466, 1st September 1849. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageWhite Collection: Tritonia rochensis Ker Gawl. ( Bending-flowered Tritonia )

Tritonia rochensis Ker Gawl. ( Bending-flowered Tritonia )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1503, Vol. 37, 1st November 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper. The plant figured was imported by Messrs

Background imageWhite Collection: Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1876

Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1876
Watercolour illustration of Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid) by John Day, 12 June 1876. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 19, page 57

Background imageWhite Collection: 641. Japanese Chrysanthemums, cultivated in this country

641. Japanese Chrysanthemums, cultivated in this country

Background imageWhite Collection: 376. Male Papaw with Flowers and Imperfect Fruit

376. Male Papaw with Flowers and Imperfect Fruit
Usually the male and female flowers of the Papaw (Carica Papaya, Linn.) are borne on separate plants, the former on long hanging branches, the latter on very short stalks

Background imageWhite Collection: 190. Foliage and Flowers of the Californian Dogwood, and Humming

190. Foliage and Flowers of the Californian Dogwood, and Humming
At first sight the inflorescence of the Dogwood (Cornus Nuttalii, Audubon), seems so like the flowers of a Clematis that one might take it to be a flower




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