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625. Foliage and Flowers of a tree commonly cultivated in warm countries Featured 16 Jun 2011 Image

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, and young pods are all eaten by the natives of Malaya in their curries, and the very bitter bark is used as a tonic. There is a variety having white flowers

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Countries, Flowers, Foliage, Leaves, Malayan, Marianne North, Painting, Tree, Warm

617. Foliage and Fruit of the Kenari and Butterfly, Java Featured 16 Jun 2011 Image

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, by first stuffing one of the leaves into his large beak, for the purpose

© RBG KEW

Almonds, Art, Artist, Butter Fly, Foliage, Fruit, Java, Kenari, Leaves, Marianne North, Nuts, Painting

603. Specimens of the Coquito Palm of Chile, in Camden. Park, Ne Featured 16 Jun 2011 Image

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. K.), which is the most southerly representative of the family in America, is remarkable for its stout trunk. In Chili a sweet syrup called Miel de Palma, or Palm-honey, is prepared from the sap, which is or was, much esteemed for domestic use as sugar

© RBG KEW