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Images Dated 2007 December

Choose from 655 images in our Images Dated 2007 December collection.

Pandanus candelabrum, P.Beauv. (Lustre Screw-pine) Featured December Image

Pandanus candelabrum, P.Beauv. (Lustre Screw-pine)

Original illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published as plate 5014, 1st November 1857. Watercolour and pencil on paper. W.J. Hooker points out that, although the specimen figured here was sent to Kew by the Governor Hercules G.R. Robinson from Saint Kitts, this species is a native of the West coast of Africa. PLEASE NOTE: Although identified as Pandanus candelabrum in Curtis's Botanical Magazine, botanists now believe this image shows Pandanus utilis


Decabelone barklyi, 1875 Featured December Image

Decabelone barklyi, 1875

Hand coloured lithograph, colour proof for plate 6203, from Curtis's Botanical
Magazine, published 1st December 1875. According to Joseph Dalton Hooker, this species has been found in Little Namaqualand and in the Karoo, near the Orange River. The original illustration is partly based upon a drawing for which Kew is indebted to Mrs. Barber and partly upon specimens which flowered at Kew

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