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Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 577. Flowers and Fruit of the Mangosteen, and Singapore Monkey

577. Flowers and Fruit of the Mangosteen, and Singapore Monkey
The Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana, Linn.) is a native of Malacca, and it is esteemed by many as the best of all tropical fruit

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 609. Tea Gathering in Mr. Holles Plantation at Garoet, Java

609. Tea Gathering in Mr. Holles Plantation at Garoet, Java
The volcano of Goentoen in the distance. In the right foreground Coffee bushes, a Cypress, and some trees of Canarium commune, L

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 624. Curious Plants from the Forest of Matang, Sarawak, Borneo

624. Curious Plants from the Forest of Matang, Sarawak, Borneo
On the left, attached to a trunk, are the bladder-like leaves of Dischidia Collyris, Wall. (Asclepiadaceae); and the red ribbon-like bodies bearing numerous small flowers are the inflorescences of

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 561. A new Pitcher Plant from the limestone mountains of Sarawak

561. A new Pitcher Plant from the limestone mountains of Sarawak
This, Nepenthes Northiana, Hook. f. has one of the largest pitchers of any known species. In consequence of seeing this painting, Messrs

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 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 imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant

613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant
The pepper plant (Piper nigrum, L.) is a native of S. India. White and black pepper are from the same plant. Whole black pepper is the ripe fruit untouched

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 568. View down the river at Sarawak, Borneo

568. View down the river at Sarawak, Borneo
Boathouse and Palms (Areca Catechu, L.) in the foreground

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 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 imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 566. View from the Istana, Sarawak, Borneo

566. View from the Istana, Sarawak, Borneo
Ducu or Dookhau fruit (Lansium domesticum, Jack.) in front

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 563. A Mangrove Swamp in Sarawak, Borneo

563. A Mangrove Swamp in Sarawak, Borneo
Various trees and shrubs, belonging to different natural families, that constitute the vegetation of the tidal swamps of warm countries

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 573. Mouth of the Kuching River, Sarawak

573. Mouth of the Kuching River, Sarawak

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 628. Wild Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo

628. Wild Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo
In the centre the handsome Coelogyne asperata, Lindl. with the young inflorescences of a plant of the ginger family behind; Pitchers of a species of Nepenthes

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 594. Foliage and Flowers of the Burmese Thaw-ka or Soka, painted

594. Foliage and Flowers of the Burmese Thaw-ka or Soka, painted
Amherstia nobilis, Wall. has perhaps the most magnificent flowers of any member of the large family, Leguminosae, to which it belongs

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 587. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessels of a Peruvian Bark Tree

587. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessels of a Peruvian Bark Tree
There are several species of the genus Cinchona yielding bark of different qualities, and they are all natives of Peru, Bolivia, and the adjoining countries in South America, where, however

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 565. Palawan Trees, Sarawak, Borneo

565. Palawan Trees, Sarawak, Borneo
This tree ( Tristania Whiteana, Griff.) is easily recognised in the landscape, as i sheds its bark like an Arbutus, leaving the trunk a deep red

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 630. village of Mat Houses, near Garoet, Java

630. village of Mat Houses, near Garoet, Java
Observe that the houses are raised on piles above the ground, so that the air can circulate beneath the floors

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 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 imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 627. Blue-flowered Climber and a common Swamp Plant of Sarawak

627. Blue-flowered Climber and a common Swamp Plant of Sarawak
The Burmese Thunbergia grandiflora, Roxb. and a species of Fagraea, belonging to the Loganiaceae

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 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 imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 623. The Soembing Volcano, Java

623. The Soembing Volcano, Java
In front a plantation of Teak trees, and the artists home for ten days, seen from the top of the Boro Bodoer. See the description of 636

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 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 imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 621. The Papandayang Volcano, Java, seen from Mr. Ho11es tea pl

621. The Papandayang Volcano, Java, seen from Mr. Ho11es tea pl
A rich plain intervening, watered from the hot springs

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 620. The Great Square of Malang, Java, 1880

620. The Great Square of Malang, Java, 1880
Oil painting no 620 by Marianne North, 1880. The trees are a kind of Fig (Ficus Benjamina, L.), with bullock carts beneath their shade

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 619. View of the Salak Volcano, Java, from Buitenzorg

619. View of the Salak Volcano, Java, from Buitenzorg
Like most of the volcanoes in Java, it is clothed with the richest forest up to the very edge of the crater, interrupted here and there only by patches of Cinchona, Coffee, and Tobacco cultivation

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 618. Houses and Bridges of the Malays at Sarawak, Borneo

618. Houses and Bridges of the Malays at Sarawak, Borneo

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 617. Foliage and Fruit of the Kenari and Butterfly, Java

617. Foliage and Fruit of the Kenari and Butterfly, Java
The nuts of the Kenari or Java Almonds (Canarium commune, Linn.) are so hard that only the Black Cockatoo can crack them; and this he ingeniously manages, according to Wallace

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 616. Group of Bornean Plants

616. Group of Bornean Plants
At the bottom on the left is the singular Aroid (Gamogyne Burbilgei, :N. E. Br.) with rosy crimson spathes; above, Labisia pothosina, N. E. Br

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 615. Collection of Fruits, painted at Lisbon

615. Collection of Fruits, painted at Lisbon
Unfamiliar to most English people is the long purple Aubergine or Eggplant (Solanum esculentum, Dun.), as well as the large red Pimenta or Red Pepper, a variety of Capsicum

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 612. Cobweb Bridge in Borneo, made by the Dyaks with Rattans and

612. Cobweb Bridge in Borneo, made by the Dyaks with Rattans and
Only one of the latter is provided for foot hold, but it is so cleverly fastened that even Europeans in shoes can cross it, if not too giddy from the swinging motion

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 611. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of Vanilla albida

611. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of Vanilla albida
Several species of this genus are cultivated for the fruit or seed-vessel, which is used to scent and flavour delicate sweet- meats and beverages

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 610. A Tailors Shop in the Botanic Garden, Buitenzorg, shaded b

610. A Tailors Shop in the Botanic Garden, Buitenzorg, shaded b
The Sago Palm (Metroxylon Sagu, Rottb.) attains a height of about thirty feet in fifteen years, and then sends up a large terminal inflorescence

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 607. River Scene at Sarawak, Borneo, when the tide is getting low

607. River Scene at Sarawak, Borneo, when the tide is getting low
A boat-builders house surrounded with Palms, Bananas, and Breadfruit trees. On the water a cocoanut shell, full of burning oil

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 606. View near Garoet, Java, Wild Bananas and Coffee Bushes in F

606. View near Garoet, Java, Wild Bananas and Coffee Bushes in F
For flowers and fruit of Coffee see 153

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 605. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Sapodilla Plum

605. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Sapodilla Plum
Achras Sapota, L. a native of tropical America, is now cultivated in other parts of the world for its excellent fruit, which tastes like a medlar

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 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 imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 603. Specimens of the Coquito Palm of Chile, in Camden. Park, Ne

603. Specimens of the Coquito Palm of Chile, in Camden. Park, Ne
The palms were planted by Sir W. Macarthur, and were fifty years old when painted. The Coquito Palm (Jubaea spectabilis, H. B)

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 599. A cultivated Crinum, painted in Borneo

599. A cultivated Crinum, painted in Borneo
Crinum augustum, Roxb. a native of Mauritius and Seychelles, and one of the handsomest of this fine genus of Amaryllidaceae. Entire plants are represented in 547

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 598. Stagshorn Fern, and the Young Rajah of Sarawak, with Chines

598. Stagshorn Fern, and the Young Rajah of Sarawak, with Chines
This remarkable fern (Platyceium qrande, J. Sm.), is of a prodigious size and bears two kinds of fronds, fertile and sterile, the former being pendent and divided into narrow segments

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 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 imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 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 imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 595. Bornean Orchids

595. Bornean Orchids
In the lower left corner, Cypripedium Hookerae. Rchb. f. with spotted leaves, and above it, 0. Lowii, Lindl. with a white-flowered Sarcochilus Calceolus, Lindl. on the right, and a Sarcanthus

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 593. Orchids of Sarawak, Borneo

593. Orchids of Sarawak, Borneo
Dendrobium superbum, Rchb.f. having purple flowers with a darker lip; and Calanthe vestita, Wall. white and orange

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 590. Malayan Moth Orchid and an American Climber

590. Malayan Moth Orchid and an American Climber
Phalaenopsis amabilis, Blume, is one of the most distinct types of showy orchids. It is here associated with the beautifully variegated foliage of Haemaria discolor, Lindl

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 589. Nipa Palm, Borneo

589. Nipa Palm, Borneo
Inflorescence of the natural size in front, with a portion of a leaf behind, and the growing plant in fruit in the distance

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 586. Two cultivated Plants, painted at Singapore

586. Two cultivated Plants, painted at Singapore
The central plant, having long leaves, purple beneath, and a curious inflorescence enclosed in two bracts resembling a bivalve shell, and on that account sometimes called the Oyster Plant

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 583. Areca, or Betel-Nut Palm, Singapore

583. Areca, or Betel-Nut Palm, Singapore
This palm (Areca Catechu, L.) is extensively cultivated in tropical Asia for its seeds, which are cut in slices and rolled in the leaves of species of Piper and chewed with lime. See 310

Background imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 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 imageImages Dated 16th June 2011: 581. Flowers and Butterflies of Sarawak, Borneo

581. Flowers and Butterflies of Sarawak, Borneo
Mussaenda macrophylla, Wall. is the plant on which the Butterflies (Ornithoptera priamus) are painted, though they are from Amboina




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