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Images Dated 2nd June 2011 (#2)

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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

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 502. Flowers of the Pomegranate, painted in Teneriffe

502. Flowers of the Pomegranate, painted in Teneriffe
The Pomegranate (Punica Granatum, L.) is believed to be a native of North-Western India; but, as in the case of most plants that have been cultivated from remote times

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 555. A Bornean Pitcher Plant, Sarawak

555. A Bornean Pitcher Plant, Sarawak
The green inside of the pitchers, with two darker green spots or eyes just under the lid, is a noteworthy character of this species of Nepenthes, which is probably an undescribed one

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 550. Durian Fruit from a large tree, Sarawak

550. Durian Fruit from a large tree, Sarawak
The Durian (Durio zibethinus, L.) is regarded as the king of fruits by the Malays, and most persons agree that it has a very delicious flavour; but it likewise has a very unpleasant smell

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 548. Walk under Palms, with a glimpse of the River at Sarawak

548. Walk under Palms, with a glimpse of the River at Sarawak

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 545. Forest Scene, Matang, Sarawak, Borneo

545. Forest Scene, Matang, Sarawak, Borneo
Buttressed tree and Orang-utan

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 541. View of the Hill of Tegora, Borneo

541. View of the Hill of Tegora, Borneo
Tall trunks of trees left standing here and there, showing the character of the forest before the quicksilver mines tempted civilised men to come and destroy it

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 540. Moonlight View from the Istana, Sarawak, Borneo

540. Moonlight View from the Istana, Sarawak, Borneo

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 539. Malay Houses and Creek

539. Malay Houses and Creek
A view from the Istana, Sarawak, Borneo, with Areca Palm and old tree covered with epiphytes in the foreground

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 531. Flowers of Tacca and bristly Fruit of the Rambutan

531. Flowers of Tacca and bristly Fruit of the Rambutan
The long thread-like organs of Tacca cristata, Jack, are bracts which proceed from below the flowers. A favourite fruit in the Malay Archipelago is the Rambutan or Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum)

Background imageImages Dated 2nd June 2011: 524. View of Icod, Teneriffe

524. View of Icod, Teneriffe
Reeds (Arundo Donax, L.) on the high ground to the left, and Cochineal Gardens below




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