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Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: Palm House in spring

Palm House in spring

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 338. Mount Everest or Deodunga, from Sundukpho, North India

338. Mount Everest or Deodunga, from Sundukpho, North India
This is believed to be the highest peak of the highest range of mountains in the world; its estimated height being 29, 002 feet, or about five miles and a half

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 335. Rhododendrons of North India

335. Rhododendrons of North India
Above, R. Dalhousiae, Hook. f. painted from a plant grown under glass in Messrs. Jackmans Nursery at Kingston. This is a shrubby or sometimes epiphytic species

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 315. Peepul or Bo

315. Peepul or Bo
This is Ficus religiosa, Linn. a tree. commonly met with near temples and houses, which the natives are very unwilling to cut down at any time

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 342. Looking down the Bazaar and Lake of Nynee Tal, Kumaon, Nort

342. Looking down the Bazaar and Lake of Nynee Tal, Kumaon, Nort

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 323. Mosque of Lahore from the Palace

323. Mosque of Lahore from the Palace

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 344. View in Singapore, with Nyum-Nyumn tree

344. View in Singapore, with Nyum-Nyumn tree
Cynometra cauliflora, L. is one of the few arboreous Leguminosae having a fleshy edible seed-vessel. Observe the flowers and fruit are borne on the trunk. See the young, tender foliage in 548

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 319. Sandal-wood of India

319. Sandal-wood of India
Santalum album, L. is a small tree celebrated by the poets on account of the sweet scent of its wood. An oil is extracted which is used to incense temples, and also medicinally

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 311. The Kuddum or Cadamba

311. The Kuddum or Cadamba
Anthocephalus Cadamba, Miq. is a Rubiaceous tree often mentioned by poets. It has a deep yellow wood recommended for furniture. The yellowish-brown flowers are small and collected in dense balls

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 305. The Gool-achin or Caracucha

305. The Gool-achin or Caracucha
A tree (Plumeria acutifolia, Poir.) of American origin, commonly planted in Indian gardens, and particularly in cemeteries, because it keeps the graves white with its daily fall of fragrant flowers

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 303. The Dhak or Bastard Teak

303. The Dhak or Bastard Teak
The Dhak (Buteafrondosa, Roxb.) is one of the most striking of the Indian arboreous Leguminosae; its wood and leaves and flowers, the latter dried and reduced to a fine powder, which is sprinkled

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 350. Red and green Cyrtanthus, Crassula, and Orchids, South Afri

350. Red and green Cyrtanthus, Crassula, and Orchids, South Afri
On the left Cyrtanthus obliquus, Ait. with yellow Polystachya pubescens, Reichb. f. and on the right the fleshy-leaved Crassula perfoliata, Linn

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 349. Male Inflorescence and Foliage of a Screw Pine, Natal

349. Male Inflorescence and Foliage of a Screw Pine, Natal
See 66 and 246

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 348. Fruit de Cythere and Sugar Birds and Nest, Seychelles

348. Fruit de Cythere and Sugar Birds and Nest, Seychelles
The Fruit de Cythere (Spondias dulcis, Forst.) is an introduced and cultivated plant in the Seychelles and Mauritius. Some part of western Polynesia, where it is now widely spread

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 347. Foliage and Flowers of a South African tree, beautiful but

347. Foliage and Flowers of a South African tree, beautiful but
A common small tree or shrub, (Acokanthera venenata, G. Don) especially in the eastern subtropical parts of South Africa, and apparently extending northward into the tropics

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 346. Rhododendron Falconeri, from the Mountains of North Indi

346. Rhododendron Falconeri, from the Mountains of North Indi
Painted from a plant growing out of doors in Mr. Douglas Heaths garden, under Leith Hill, Surrey. In its. home on the Himalaya Mountains, at elevations of 9000 to 13, 000 feet

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 345. Hedychium Gardnerianum and Sunbird, India

345. Hedychium Gardnerianum and Sunbird, India
The one projecting stamen from each flower is the most striking characteristic of the group to which this plant belongs, namely, the Zingiberaceae, a sub-order of the Scitamineae, see 72

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 341. The Oleander

341. The Oleander
Nerium odorum, Sol. is a native of tropical Asia, and very commonly cultivated in gardens for its handsome flowers, which are much used in the decoration of temples

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 340. Vegetation and 0urang-Outang in forest of Mattanga, Borneo

340. Vegetation and 0urang-Outang in forest of Mattanga, Borneo
Rattans (Calamus) and an orchid (Arachnanthe Lowii, Benth.) are conspicuous

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 339. Sunrise among the Pines near Fagoo, in the Himalayas

339. Sunrise among the Pines near Fagoo, in the Himalayas

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 337. Lane near Singapore

337. Lane near Singapore
On the left is an Areca Palm; and the small compact pyramidal tree in front of it is the Nutmeg, Myristica fragrant, Houtt. flowers and fruit of which. are represented in 119

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 334. Rhododendron Nuttallii and Tailor Bird, North India

334. Rhododendron Nuttallii and Tailor Bird, North India
Painted from a plant growing in the large " Temperate House" in these gardens. This is the finest of all the Rhododendrons

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 333. Jak Fruit, Singapore

333. Jak Fruit, Singapore
Artocarpus integrifolia, Willd. is a larger tree than the Bread-fruit, of which it is a congener, though so different in aspect; the leaves are not lobed as in the latter

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 332. Flowers of a Cassia, with Tree of the same in the distance

332. Flowers of a Cassia, with Tree of the same in the distance
Cassia nodosa, Hamilt. a native of tropical Asia, is exceptional in the colour of its flowers, nearly all the numerous species having yellow ones. The butterflies are Papilio bathycles

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 331. Temple of Tanjore, Southern India

331. Temple of Tanjore, Southern India
This has been described as the finest of pyramidal pagodas of India; in front is a colossal figure of a black bull

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 330. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-Vessels of an Indian Tree

330. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-Vessels of an Indian Tree
Albizzia Lebbek, Benth. Panel 151

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 329. The Giant and other Lilies in Dr. Allmans Garden at Parkst

329. The Giant and other Lilies in Dr. Allmans Garden at Parkst
The Giant Lily (Liliumn giganteum, Wall.) in front is a native of the Himalaya Mountains, and fully merits its specific name, as it grows from six to twelve feet high. On the right is L5

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 328. Limestone Mountains of Sarawak. Borneo

328. Limestone Mountains of Sarawak. Borneo
Leafless flowering branches of a tree (Sterculia sp.) of the region in front, and tree of the same glittering in the distance. Below, on the left, remains of its old seed-vessels

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 327. Orchids and other Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo

327. Orchids and other Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo
The Orchid having large green-and-black flowers is Coelogyne pandurata, Lindl.; the light-coloured one above, on the left, is probably C. Dayana, Reichb

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 326. View from the Great Cave Temple of Elephanta, with Fan Palm

326. View from the Great Cave Temple of Elephanta, with Fan Palm

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 325. Deodar Grove at Simla, with Wild Rose in the foreground

325. Deodar Grove at Simla, with Wild Rose in the foreground
See description of 297

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 322. Bridge of Chittore in Rajpootana

322. Bridge of Chittore in Rajpootana
Ailantus, glandulosa, , and tomb in the foreground

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 320. A sacred Grass

320. A sacred Grass
Eragrostis cynosuroides, R. & S.; it is used for strewing the floors of temples

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 318. White-flowered Thorn Apple

318. White-flowered Thorn Apple
Datura alba, Nees. like several other species of the genus, which are very widely spread in warm and temperate climates, is used both as a medicine and as a poison

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 317. The Chumpa or Champak

317. The Chumpa or Champak
Michelia Champaca, L.. is commonly cultivated for the fragrance of its flowers, which is so strong, according to Sir W. Jones, that bees seldom, if ever, alight upon them

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 316. The Akunda or Muda

316. The Akunda or Muda
Calotropis gigantea, R. Br. is also an Asclepiad, various parts of which are used medicinally; : and an exceedingly strong fibre is obtained from the branches

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 314. Foliage and Fruit of two Indian Trees

314. Foliage and Fruit of two Indian Trees
They are Acacia Catechu, Willd. having spikes of small yellow flowers, and Terminalia citrina, Roxb. The former is a sacred tree, and yields a very astringent substance by decoction

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 313. Foliage and Fruit of the Mahwa

313. Foliage and Fruit of the Mahwa
Bassia latifolia, Roxb. is a timber tree, interesting also on account of its being one of the few plants whose flowers are eaten by the human race

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 312. The Asoka

312. The Asoka
Saraca indica, L. is an evergreen tree commonly planted in India for the beauty of its foliage and flowers, the latter reminding one at first sight of a Clerodendron or an Ixora rather than of a

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 310. Foliage of Betel Pepper and Areca Nuts

310. Foliage of Betel Pepper and Areca Nuts
Piper Betle, Linn. and Areca Catechu, Linn. are favourite masticatories of the Indian races. The nuts are cut into narrow pieces and rolled up with a little lime in the leaves of the Pepper

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 309. Foliage, Flowers and Young Fruit of the Mango

309. Foliage, Flowers and Young Fruit of the Mango
The Mango (Mangifera indica, L.) is generally regarded as one of the most delicious tropical fruits, though there are many varieties, differing very much in quality

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 308. The Soma-lata

308. The Soma-lata
Sarcostemma aphylla, Roxb. a sacred plant, from which a liquid is extracted that is used in Brahminical sacrifices. What the Soma of the Vedas may have been is still an unsolved problem

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 307. The Night Jessamine

307. The Night Jessamine
The very sweet-smelling flowers of Nyctanthes Arbor-tristi, Linn. open at sunset and fall about sunrise, so that it is unadorned during the day; hence the specific name, Arbor-tristis, or sad-tree

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 306. Foliage and Fruit of Fig Tree held Sacred by the Hindoos

306. Foliage and Fruit of Fig Tree held Sacred by the Hindoos
It is apparently Ficus glomerata, Roxb

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 304. Flowers of the Common Bamboo with Tufts of the Plants behin

304. Flowers of the Common Bamboo with Tufts of the Plants behin
Jungle fires are said to be caused by the dead stems rubbing together during high wind and thus kindling a flame. The waving plumes of these gigantic grasses form one of the most pleasing

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 302. Foliage and Fruit of Emblica officinalis

302. Foliage and Fruit of Emblica officinalis
A Euphor- biaceous tree, whose seeds are used medicinally. The fruit is sometimes preserved in vinegar or sugar

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: 301. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Tree sacred to Krishna

301. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Tree sacred to Krishna
This is Mimusops Elengi, Linn. an odoriferous water is distilled from the flowers; the fruit is edible; and the astringent bark is used medicinally

Background imageImages Dated 21st March 2011: Daffodils

Daffodils along the broadwalk, RBG Kew




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