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Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 557. View of Matang and River, Sarawak, Borneo

557. View of Matang and River, Sarawak, Borneo
Palms (Arenga saccharifera, Labill. &c.) and Mangosteens in the foreground. Toddy, or Palm Wine, an intoxicating drink, is made from the Arenga and sugar is obtained by boiling

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 547. View of the River from the Rajahs Garden, Sarawak

547. View of the River from the Rajahs Garden, Sarawak
Crinum august, Roxb. Costus speciosus, Sm. Bamboos (Dendrocalamus), Durian, Mango trees, &c. in the foreground

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 511. Dragon Tree in the Garden of Mr. Smith, Teneriffe

511. Dragon Tree in the Garden of Mr. Smith, Teneriffe
The Dragon Tree, or more correctly the Dragons Blood Tree (Dracaena Draco, L.), is a native of Teneriffe, and is one of the most celebrated trees in the annals of natural history

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 505. Common Aloe in Flower, Teneriffe

505. Common Aloe in Flower, Teneriffe
The rocky slope covered with a dense thicket of the same plant, (Aloe vera, L.) which is a native of South Africa. Aloes or Bitter Aloes is the dried juice of this and other species of the genus

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 506. Dragon Tree at Orotava, Teneriffe

506. Dragon Tree at Orotava, Teneriffe
This is the largest descendent of the famous tree of which a short history is given under 511

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 534. Orchid and Ferns of Sarawak, Borneo

534. Orchid and Ferns of Sarawak, Borneo
The Orchid is Eria ornata, Lindl. and the ferns are Polypodium Phymatodes and P. drynaria

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 525. Old Manor of Castro, Teneriffe

525. Old Manor of Castro, Teneriffe
Tree-heath (Erica arborea, L.) and Cinerarias (Cineraria cruenta, L.) in blossom. This is the wild parent of the many coloured varieties of Cineraria grown in greenhouses in this country

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 510. View of the Peak from the bridge of Icod, Teneriffe

510. View of the Peak from the bridge of Icod, Teneriffe
Bananas and Date Palms in the foreground

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 503. Dragon Tree at San Juan de Rambla, Teneriffe

503. Dragon Tree at San Juan de Rambla, Teneriffe

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 552. Flowers and Fruit of the Pomelo, a branch of Hennah, and Fl

552. Flowers and Fruit of the Pomelo, a branch of Hennah, and Fl
Hennah (Lawsonia inermis, Linn.) yields a dye much used by Eastern ladies to dye their hair, eyelids, finger nails, &c. The Pomelo is a variety of Shaddock (Citrus decumana, Linn.)

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 560. Flowers of a Dogwood and an Indigo from the Himalayas

560. Flowers of a Dogwood and an Indigo from the Himalayas
The flowers of the Dogwood (Cornus capitata, Wall.) are quite small and many crowded together, each head being subtended by four coloured bracts, that look very much like petals

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 559. Flowers of a Jasmine and a Pink Begonia, Borneo

559. Flowers of a Jasmine and a Pink Begonia, Borneo
This is Jasminum graciliium, Hook. f. a comparatively recent addition to our gardens, and one of the most desirable of an exquisite genus

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 558. Lake of Ajmere, North-West India

558. Lake of Ajmere, North-West India

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 556. Foliage, Pitchers and Flowers of a Bornean Pitcher Plant, a

556. Foliage, Pitchers and Flowers of a Bornean Pitcher Plant, a
The flowers of most species of Nepenthes are less showy than the pitchers. They are unisexual; the males and females being in separate spikes and perhaps always on different plants

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 554. Group of Tree Ferns around the spring at Matang, Sarawak

554. Group of Tree Ferns around the spring at Matang, Sarawak

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 553. The Istana, from the Slanting Bridge, Sarawak

553. The Istana, from the Slanting Bridge, Sarawak
Gardenia, Crinum Northianum, Baker, Nipa fruticans, Betel-nut Palms and Bamboos (Dendrocalamus) in the foreground

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 551. A Sand-binding Plant of Tropical Shores

551. A Sand-binding Plant of Tropical Shores
Ipomoea biloba, Forsk. or Goat s-foot is a very common and widely-diffused plant on sandy sea-shores in the tropics. See 380

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 549. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Swamp Shrub of Borneo

549. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Swamp Shrub of Borneo
A species of Wormia

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 546. Old Boat-house and Riverside Vegetation, Sarawak

546. Old Boat-house and Riverside Vegetation, Sarawak
Trunk of Cocoanut Palm, Areca and Sago Palms, both in fruit, Nipa, &c

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 544. Flowers and Fruit of the Carambola and Butterflies, Singapo

544. Flowers and Fruit of the Carambola and Butterflies, Singapo
The Carambola (Averrhoa Carambola, L.) is a small evergreen tree, and, like its only congener, the Bilimbi (152), a native of some parts of tropical Asia; it is often cultivated for its fruit

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 543. View of Kuching and River, Sarawak, Borneo

543. View of Kuching and River, Sarawak, Borneo
The plant with Banana-like foliage on the left is the Madagascar Travellers Tree (Ravenala madagascariensis, Sonn.). It belongs to the same natural family as the Banana; but instead of yielding food

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 542. View of Matang, Borneo

542. View of Matang, Borneo
An Epiphyte (Ficus) twined around one of the trees in the foreground. These stranglers often survive alter their victims (the trees upon which they germinated and commenced life having rotted away)

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 538. Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo

538. Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo
The large inflorescence with orange-red leaf-like bracts is Hosea Lobbiana, Ridley. Above, on the right, is a small white Passion-flower (Passiflora foetid, L.)

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 536. Flowers and Fruit of the Cocoa Tree, painted at Singapore

536. Flowers and Fruit of the Cocoa Tree, painted at Singapore
The Cocoa (Theobroma Cacao, Linn.) is a small tree, usually under twenty feet high, producing its flowers and fruit on the main stem and older branches

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 535. View of the Maharajah of Johores House from Major McNair s

535. View of the Maharajah of Johores House from Major McNair s
Durian (Durio zibethinus, L.), and Travellers Tree (Ravenala madagascariensis, Sonn.) in the foreground: a small " Red Areca, " Cyrtostachys Lakka, Becc

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 533. Flowers and Fruit of the Cananga, Singapore

533. Flowers and Fruit of the Cananga, Singapore
The highly-scented petals of Cananga odorata, Hook. f. et Thoms. are much loved by the native ladies of the Malay Islands

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 532. The Breadfruit, painted at Singapore

532. The Breadfruit, painted at Singapore
The Breadfruit, Artocarpus incisa, Linn. is a tree of moderate size, a native of the South Sea Islands, where its fruit forms the chief food of the inhabitants

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 530. The Tapang-Tree, Sarawak, Borneo

530. The Tapang-Tree, Sarawak, Borneo
The smooth cylindrical trunks of this tree (Koompassia excelsa, Taub.) often rise to a height of 100 feet without a branch

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 529. Foliage and Flowers of Medinilla magnifier

529. Foliage and Flowers of Medinilla magnifier
A native of Manilla, and perhaps the most gorgeous of all the numerous Melastomaceae; cultivated at Singapore

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 528. Aloe and Cochineal Cactus in Flower, Teneriffe

528. Aloe and Cochineal Cactus in Flower, Teneriffe
Aloe vera L. and A. barbadensis, Mill. and Cochineal Cactus, Opuntia coccinellifera, Steud

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 527. Cherokee Rose with the Peak of Teneriffe in the distance

527. Cherokee Rose with the Peak of Teneriffe in the distance
The Cherokee Rose (R. laevigata, Michx.) although very common in the South- eastern States of North America is only a colonist there; its native country being China

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 526. The Canary Islands Pine at Icod, Teneriffe

526. The Canary Islands Pine at Icod, Teneriffe
The vegetation of the Canary Islands presents some strange anomalies, not the least interesting of which is the pine (Pinus canariensis, Ch. Smith) associated with the Date palm

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 523. Dragon Tree in a garden at Santa Cruz, Teneriffe

523. Dragon Tree in a garden at Santa Cruz, Teneriffe
The thick protuberances below the point where the branches are given off are air-roots; they are represented natural size in 507. See the description of 511

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 522. View in the Cochineal Gardens at Santa Cruz, Teneriffe

522. View in the Cochineal Gardens at Santa Cruz, Teneriffe
Women taking off the rags in which the newly hatched insects (Coccus cacti) are pinned to the Cactus plants (Opuntia coccinellifera, Steud.)

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 521. Scene in Mr. Smiths Garden, Teneriffe

521. Scene in Mr. Smiths Garden, Teneriffe
An arbour covered with the Cherokee Rose (527), and Bougainvillea (108) creeping over Cypress and Myrtle trees

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 519. A Species of Bugloss, Teneriffe

519. A Species of Bugloss, Teneriffe
Echium simplex, DC.), a stately tree-like herb about six feet high

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 518. Dracunculus canariensis and Cineraria in Flower, Teneriffe

518. Dracunculus canariensis and Cineraria in Flower, Teneriffe

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 517. Study of Olives, painted in Italy

517. Study of Olives, painted in Italy
The Olive (Olea europaea, L.), is a tree of very slow growth, and is usually small; but it attains a great age, and some of the very old trees have trunks of enormous girth

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 516. Abyssinian Ensete in a garden in Teneriffe

516. Abyssinian Ensete in a garden in Teneriffe
Musa Ensete, Gmel. is the most ornamental of the genus, but its fruit is not edible. It was first discovered by Bruce more than a century ago;

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 515. A View in the Botanic Garden, Teneriffe

515. A View in the Botanic Garden, Teneriffe

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 514. View of Puerto de Orotava, Teneriffe, from the Sitio del Pa

514. View of Puerto de Orotava, Teneriffe, from the Sitio del Pa
Top of a Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera, L.in the foreground. The Date Palm, though cultivated in Southern Europe and Western Asia, is really more at home in North Africa)

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 513. View of Sitio del Pardo, 0rotava, Teneriffe

513. View of Sitio del Pardo, 0rotava, Teneriffe
The succulent plants on the rocks in the foreground belong to the genera Kleinia, Aloe, Euphorbia, Opuntia, &c. Plants having thick

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 512. View of the Peak of Teneriffe

512. View of the Peak of Teneriffe
Cacti (Opuntia) and other succulent plants in the foreground; the candelabrumlike inflorescence on the right belongs to the American Aloe (A gave americana, L.)

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 509. Houseleek and Canary-birds in Teneriffe

509. Houseleek and Canary-birds in Teneriffe
Several kinds of Houseleek (Sempervivum) are very common on roofs and rocks and other dry situations, in the Canaries. Serinus canarius is the scientific name of the canary-bird

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 508. A Cactus-like Plant growing close to the sea in Teneriffe

508. A Cactus-like Plant growing close to the sea in Teneriffe
This singular shrub (Euphorbia canariensis, Linn.) forms a characteristic feature of the vegetation of the lower zone in the Canaries

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 507. Cluster of Air-roots of a Dragon Tree, Teneriffe

507. Cluster of Air-roots of a Dragon Tree, Teneriffe
These thick air-roots gradually grow downwards and cover the whole trunk which has been gashed and hacked by the collectors of Dragons Blood

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 504. Group of Flowers, painted in Teneriffe

504. Group of Flowers, painted in Teneriffe
The cactus (Opuntia Dillenii, Haw.) lying in front of the vase is cultivated for its spines, which are used to fasten the bags of cochineal insects to another kind of cactus




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