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Images Dated 2011 March

Choose from 125 images in our Images Dated 2011 March collection.


317. The Chumpa or Champak Featured March Image

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. This tree is sacred to Vishnu, and is therefore an object of superstitious re

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Flower, Hindoos, Leaves, Marianne North, Painting, Vishnu, Yellow

300. Indian Coral Tree, 1878 Featured March Image

300. Indian Coral Tree, 1878

Indian coral tree (Erythrina variegata). Oil on board by Marianne North, 1878.
The gorgeous flowers of this tree are often mentioned by Indian poets. Since Krishna stole it from the Celestial Garden for his wives, it has been under a curse, and is never used in Hindoo worship. Being armed with prickles

© RBG KEW

279. African Baobab Trees, a large Tamarind, the God Aiyanar and Featured March Image

279. African Baobab Trees, a large Tamarind, the God Aiyanar and

The god and his wives are supposed to take a ride every night, leaving good gifts at the houses of all who give them earthenware horses. The natives of India, it is stated by Drury, have a prejudice against sleeping under the Tamarind tree (Tamarindu

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Drury, Earthenware, God Aiyanar, Horses, Landscape, Leaves, Marianne North, Painting, Wives