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Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 832. Distant View of Santiago, Chili, from Apoquindo

832. Distant View of Santiago, Chili, from Apoquindo
Acacia bushes in the foreground

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 830. Vegetation on a stream at Chanleon, Chili

830. Vegetation on a stream at Chanleon, Chili
Lomaria procera, Spr. in front with Gunnera scabra, Ruiz. et Pay. and Fabiana imbricata, Ruiz. et Pay. on the right; Araucaria imbricata, Pavon, behind; on the left, yellow Bueddleia globosa, Lam

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 776. Flowers of a West Australian Shrub and Kangaroo Feet

776. Flowers of a West Australian Shrub and Kangaroo Feet
Anigozanthus flavida, Red. is the name of the herb. The genus Callistemon comprises about ten species scattered nearly all over Australia, but C. speciosus, DC

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 835. A climbing Plant of Old Calabar

835. A climbing Plant of Old Calabar
Aristolochia Goldieana, Hook. f. is one of the most singular of the many species of its genus, , having the largest flowers of any yet known

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 793. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessel of the Opium Poppy

793. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessel of the Opium Poppy
This plant (Papaver somniferum, L.) has been cultivated in Eastern countries from the most remote time for the sake of the inspissated juice, called opium; it is largely grown in Asia Minor, Persia

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 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 imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 831. Wild Flowers and Fruits of the Salinas, Chili

831. Wild Flowers and Fruits of the Salinas, Chili
Echinocactus sp. in fruit, above it Ephedra andina, Poepp. in fruit, and a sprig of a white variety of the same in front, with the globular, green flower heads of Eryngiumn paniculatum, Cay

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 828. View of the Bell Mountain of Quillota, Chili, with colonise

828. View of the Bell Mountain of Quillota, Chili, with colonise
Among emigrant plants none has perhaps taken almost sole possession of such vast areas as the European Cardoon (Cynara Cardunculus, Linn.), which is the wild parent of the Jerusalem Artichoke

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 826. Hot Baths of Cauquenas, Chili

826. Hot Baths of Cauquenas, Chili
Small Bamboos in the foreground

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 816. Study of Chinese Bananas and Bamboos, Teneiffe

816. Study of Chinese Bananas and Bamboos, Teneiffe
The Banana is essentially a tropical type of the vegetable kingdom, and a glance around this gallery will give an idea of how widely spread it now is in warm countries

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 790. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree, and Black

790. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree, and Black
Macadamia ternifolia, F. Muell. belongs to the Proteaceae, and is closely allied to Helicia, which extends northward to India, China, and Japan

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 822. Noonday View in the Organ Mountains, Brazil, from Barara

822. Noonday View in the Organ Mountains, Brazil, from Barara

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 800. View of Pushkar or Pokur, North-west India

800. View of Pushkar or Pokur, North-west India
Pokur, or Holy Pokur as it has been called, is about five miles from Ajmere, and is remarkable for the large number of shrines and cenotaphs in the vicinity

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 794. Temple at Almorah, Kumaon, North-west India

794. Temple at Almorah, Kumaon, North-west India
A Yucca in flower on the left

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 783. View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland

783. View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland
Flowers of the Large Water Lily (Nymphaea gigantea, Hook.) with Screw Pines (Pandanus sp.) and a species of Aralia in the background. This Water Lily is peculiar to Australia

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 838. Adams Needle or Yucca, about half natural size

838. Adams Needle or Yucca, about half natural size
Yucca gloriosa, L. is a very old inhabitant of English gardens, having been cultivated during the latter half of the sixteenth century by Gerard and Parkinson

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 829. One of the Volcanoes of the Cordilleras, from Poplar Avenue

829. One of the Volcanoes of the Cordilleras, from Poplar Avenue
On the left is a cottage, and on the right a large oven, as they are commonly constructed in Chili

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 827. View in the Salinas, Chili

827. View in the Salinas, Chili
The principal plants on the rocks are the yellow and blue Puyas and the Cereus represented natural size in Nos. 23, 26, and 19

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 817. View at Peradeniya, Ceylon

817. View at Peradeniya, Ceylon
Bamboos and Jak-fruit tree in the foreground. See 333

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 773. View in the Bunya-Bunya Forest, Queensland, and Kangaroos

773. View in the Bunya-Bunya Forest, Queensland, and Kangaroos
The tall trees having slender spreading branches, leafy only at the tips, are the Bunya-Bunya, Araucaria Bidwillii, Hook. See description of 767

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 772. West Australian Vegetation

772. West Australian Vegetation
Flowers and fruiting cones in various stages of development, of Banksia coccinea. R. Br.; and flowers of a climbing Papilionacea (Gompholobium polymorphum, R)

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 821. View near Tijuca, Brazil, Granite Boulders in the foregroun

821. View near Tijuca, Brazil, Granite Boulders in the foregroun
The plants in the foreground are overrun by a species of Dodder (Cuscuta americana, L.) from which an orange dye is obtained. A similar parasitical plant often preys on clover in this country

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 843. A New Zealand Tree Fern

843. A New Zealand Tree Fern
A reduced representation of a fine specimen of Cyathea medullaris, Swartz, growing in the Winter Garden hard by. It is the Black Fern of the colonists and, in its native country

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 842. A Japanese Magnolia

842. A Japanese Magnolia
This showy spring-flowering hardy shrub (Magnolia obovata, Thunb.) has been cultivated in English gardens ever since 1796

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 834. Strelitzia, a South African Plant

834. Strelitzia, a South African Plant
See 365

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 814. View in the Garden of Acclimatisation, Teneriffe

814. View in the Garden of Acclimatisation, Teneriffe
The plant with yellow flowers in the left corner is a species of Sonchus, behind which rise the crimson spikes of an Aloe; and at the back is a fine American Wigandia

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 813. Plants of the Sandy-shore at Port Alfred, South Africa

813. Plants of the Sandy-shore at Port Alfred, South Africa
The shrub with shining leaves and white flowers is Scaeuola Koenigii (see 469); the hoary plant with yellow flowers, Microstephium niveum, Less. with Statice scabra, Thunb

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 811. Glimpse in a Glen at Gongo, Brazil

811. Glimpse in a Glen at Gongo, Brazil
The dark flowers in the background are those of a Melostomacea (Pleroma), see 69; and the yellow ones belong to an Aspilia (see 44)

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 801. Another view at Pushkar

801. Another view at Pushkar

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 791. West Australian Shrubby Vegetation

791. West Australian Shrubby Vegetation
Various species of Hakea; a flower-bearing branch of Eucalyptus tetraptera, Turcz. at the top on the right; and a purple flowered Malvacea (Hibiscus Huegelii ?)

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 789. Flowers and Seed-vessels of a West Australian Gum Tree and

789. Flowers and Seed-vessels of a West Australian Gum Tree and
This (Eucalyptus, . ficifolia, F. Muell) is perhaps the most beautiful of all the Gum Trees. It is a small tree nearly allied to E. calophylla, R. Br. (see 757), but the latter has white flowers

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 788. Fig-tree Village, and its Big Godfather, Illawarra

788. Fig-tree Village, and its Big Godfather, Illawarra

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 787. A Bush Fire at Sunset, Queensland

787. A Bush Fire at Sunset, Queensland
Vast areas of country are devastated by periodical fires

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 786. Gum Trees and Tree Ferns, Victoria

786. Gum Trees and Tree Ferns, Victoria
This Gum is the Eucalyptus amygdalina, Labill. one of the loftiest of the numerous kinds of Gum trees. See 777

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 784. West Australian Shrubs

784. West Australian Shrubs
Foliage and flowers of Banksia grandees, Willd. with a blue-flowered species of Comesperma (perhaps C.volubile, Labill.) climbing over it

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 778. Australian Spear Lily and an Acacia

778. Australian Spear Lily and an Acacia
There are two species of Doryanthes, the present D. Palmeri, Hill, and D. excelsa, which has a globose inflorescence. They both inhabit Eastern Australia. See 844 in the gallery above

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 777. Trees near Fernshaw, Victoria

777. Trees near Fernshaw, Victoria
The tall trees are Eucalyptus amygdalina, Labill. most of them more than 300 feet high. Several trees of this species that have been measured were more than 400 feet high;

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 846. A South African Sedge

846. A South African Sedge
This is Restio subverticillata, Linn. one out of about eighty species of Restio native of South Africa. The Restiaceae are almost exclusively restricted to South Africa and Australia

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 845. A species of Ornithogalum

845. A species of Ornithogalum
This is allied to W. rosea. (See 417.)

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 844. Australian Spear Lily

844. Australian Spear Lily
Aloe abyssinica, Lam, . was discovered by the celebrated traveller Bruce, who sent seeds of it to Paris about the year 1777, and it seems to have been in cultivation ever since

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 841. A Japanese Lily

841. A Japanese Lily
Lilium erratum, Lindl. is said to be one of the commonest wild flowers in some parts of Japan. Yet, in spite of its beauty, it was not introduced alive in this country till the year 1861

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 840. An Orchid of Tropical Asia

840. An Orchid of Tropical Asia
This handsome orchid, (Vanda suavis, Lindl.), has been cultivated in England since 1848. The allied V.tricolor, Hook, differs chiefly in the colour of the flowers

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 839. A Garden Variety of Indian Shot

839. A Garden Variety of Indian Shot
This is Canna Ehemannii, Hort. a hybrid between the tropical American C. iridiflora and another species

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 837. A Colombian Aroid

837. A Colombian Aroid
After a long reign, the brilliant Anthuriumn Scherzerianum has now to compete with its still more beautiful ally Anthurium Andraeanum, Linden, here represented

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 836. A Brazilian Columnar Cactus

836. A Brazilian Columnar Cactus
Upwards of a thousand species of Cactaceae are known, nearly all of them inhabiting America, and ranging from Chili and Buenos Ayres in the south to about 50ÔÇÜ├á├╗ N. lat

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 824. View from the Sierra of Theresopolis, Brazil

824. View from the Sierra of Theresopolis, Brazil

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 820. Spring Gardens, Jamaica, with its Cocoanut Palms

820. Spring Gardens, Jamaica, with its Cocoanut Palms

Background imageImages Dated 28th July 2011: 819. View from Kalutara, Ceylon

819. View from Kalutara, Ceylon
Casuarina and Cocoanut Trees




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