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Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 425. View from the Steps of Table Mountain through a Wood of Sil

425. View from the Steps of Table Mountain through a Wood of Sil
The Silver Tree (Leucadendron (argenteum, R. Br.), characterises the vegetation of the slopes on the eastern side of Table Mountain, where alone it grows plentifully in a wild state

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 430. Water-Lily and surrounding vegetation in Van Staadens Kloo

430. Water-Lily and surrounding vegetation in Van Staadens Kloo
Nymphaea stellata, Willd. the Water-Lily in this painting, is very widely spread in Africa and India, and there are white, blue, purple, and rose varieties

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 432. Aloes and Plumbago near Grahamatown, South Africa

432. Aloes and Plumbago near Grahamatown, South Africa

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 405. A Medley of Flowers from Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope

405. A Medley of Flowers from Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope
On the right, the scarlet Sutherlandia frutescens, R. Br. followed by the white balls of the minute flowers of a Brunia ? a blue and red Lobostermon(Boraginaceae)

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 429. Flowers of the Wagenboom and a Podalyria, and Honeysuckers

429. Flowers of the Wagenboom and a Podalyria, and Honeysuckers
Wagenboom or Wagon-tree (Protea grandiflora, Thunb.), like many of the other so-called trees of South Africa, is of quite small dimensions; but its very hard wood is serviceable for making

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 428. Pendulous Sparaxis and Long-tailed Finch in Van Staadens K

428. Pendulous Sparaxis and Long-tailed Finch in Van Staadens K
South Africa is the richest part of the world in Iridaceous plants, and the beautiful Dierarma pulcherrima, Baker (better known as Sparaxis puleherrima, Hook.), here represented

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 427. Antics of Ants among the Flowers

427. Antics of Ants among the Flowers
When painting these Proteas (Protect mellifera, Thunb. and another species below, the artist was not a little surprised to see the florets rising and wriggling)

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 426. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the South African Silver Tre

426. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the South African Silver Tre
On the right below is a head of female flowers, and above on the left a ripe cone, from which the dry plumed perianths are wafting away the seeds

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 424. View of Table Mountain, looking from Groat Post

424. View of Table Mountain, looking from Groat Post

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 422. south African Sundews and other Flowers

422. south African Sundews and other Flowers
Above, a plant of the elegant and beautiful Monsonia speciosa, Linn. (Geraniaeae) with Babiana rubro-coerulea, Reichb. ? on the right, and Homeria miniata, Sweet, on the left

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 421. Tree Aloes and Mesembryanthemums above Van Staadens Kloo

421. Tree Aloes and Mesembryanthemums above Van Staadens Kloo
Aloe saponaria, Haw. is the stemless species, and the arboreous one is A. africana, Mill. or an allied species. Trailing on the ground is a species of Mesembryanthemurn; behind the Aloe

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 420. A South African Water-Plant in Flower and Fruit

420. A South African Water-Plant in Flower and Fruit
The " Water Uyentjes" (Aponogeton distachyum, Thunb.) is eaten as a salad at the Cape of Good Hope. As happens with many other water plants

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 418. The Glory of Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope

418. The Glory of Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope
This showy ground orchid (Dis grandiflora, Linn.) grows along the streams on the top of Table Mountain, and was formerly believed to be restricted to this region

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 417. Beauties of the Swamps at Tulbagh, South Africa

417. Beauties of the Swamps at Tulbagh, South Africa
Watsonia roses, Ker, one of the handsomest of the Iris family; Kniphofta abides, Moench. and Richardia hastata, Hook. a near ally of the species commonly cultivated in this country

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 415. Honeyflowers and Honeysuckers, South Africa

415. Honeyflowers and Honeysuckers, South Africa
The Sugar Bush (Protect mellifera, Thunb.) is one of a numerous genus of South African shrubs remarkable for their large showy flower-heads. See description of 410

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 413. A South African Sundew and Associate

413. A South African Sundew and Associate
Drosera cistiflora, Linn. as this Sundew is named, as far surpasses our native species in the size and colour of the flowers as our cultivated Pelargoniums do their wild ancestors in South Africa

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 412. Lachenalias and Butterflies, South Africa

412. Lachenalias and Butterflies, South Africa
Lachenalia orchioides, Ait. and L. pallida, Ait. here represented are among the less showy sisters of the brilliantly coloured L. tricolour, Thunb. and others in cultivation from the same country

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 411. A View on the Kowie River, South Africa

411. A View on the Kowie River, South Africa
Zamia, and Strelitzia on the right, and tree Euphorbias on the distant hills

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 410. Krippelboom, with False Bay in the distance: South Africa

410. Krippelboom, with False Bay in the distance: South Africa
The family, Proteaceae, of which the Krippelboom (Leucospermum conocarpum, R. Br.) is a member, is almost as largely represented in South Africa as it is in Australia, but by different genera

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 409. Old Dutch Vase and South African Flowers

409. Old Dutch Vase and South African Flowers
This painting done at Groot Post gives some idea of the astonishing wealth in variety exhibited by the bulbous plants of South Africa

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 408. A Mountaineer from the Hills near Grahamstown

408. A Mountaineer from the Hills near Grahamstown
This handsome robust Composita (Oldenburgia arbuscula, DC.) inhabits the sterile, stony region chiefly occupied by plants having succulent stems or leaves. (See 403.)

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 407. The Wool-Flower of South Africa and some others

407. The Wool-Flower of South Africa and some others
Lanaria plumosa, Ait. is the name of the densely woolly plant having small white flowers and grass-like leaves. Other conspicuous flowers in this painting are the orange Leonotis nepetaefolia, R. Br

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 406. Touch-me-not and Sugar-Birds at Tulbagh, South Africa

406. Touch-me-not and Sugar-Birds at Tulbagh, South Africa
In front the purple flowers and pale green leaves of Melianthus major, Linn. or Touch-me-not (Dutch : Truytje roer my niet-literally Gertie, touch-me-not)

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 403. Vegetation on the Hills near Grahamstown

403. Vegetation on the Hills near Grahamstown
A slender-stemmed arboreous Euphorbia, Crassula coccinea, Linn. the gouty Erythrina caffra, Thunb. Elephants Foot (Testudinaria elephantipes, Lindl.), and bushes of Oldenburgia arbuscula, 1)0

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 431. A South African Specialty

431. A South African Specialty
Like so many other South African genera of plants, Stapelia presents an almost indefinite number of forms or species. In this genus the differences are in the shape of the leafless, succulent stems

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 423. A Medley from Groot Post, South Africa

423. A Medley from Groot Post, South Africa
The prominent orange-coloured plant is a leafless root-parasite (Hyobanche sp.) with Babiana rubro-coerulea, Ker, on the right; on the left rose and yellow Rornulea sp

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 416. An Old Friend and its Associates in South Africa

416. An Old Friend and its Associates in South Africa
The old friend is Pelargonium peltatum, Alt. one of the parents of the many beautiful varieties of ivy-leaved Pelargoniums now in cultivation, associated with the yellow Lissochilus speciosus, R. Br

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 414. Fat Plants of the Addo Bush, South Africa

414. Fat Plants of the Addo Bush, South Africa
Flowers of a Cotyledon with a tuft of the same, and Portulacaria afra, Jacq. (Spekboom or Elephants Food) on the right. Among the other flowers Haemanthus, a tall Aloe, and Schotia speciosa, Jacq

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 404. Root Parasites and Blue Blepharis, Port Elizabeth

404. Root Parasites and Blue Blepharis, Port Elizabeth
As may be seen, these brilliantly coloured plants have no green leaves; and they have no need of them, because they draw their nourishment from the roots of other plants upon which they fasten as

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 402. Cape Colours

402. Cape Colours
The white-flowered " Ink Plant" (Cycnium tubatum, Harvey) in front, with the rosy Hibiscus pedunculatus, Thunb. blue Plectranthus

Background imageImages Dated 16th May 2011: 401. Vegetation of the Addo Bush with Kaffirs and their Habitation

401. Vegetation of the Addo Bush with Kaffirs and their Habitation
Hanging from the trees in front are nests of a species of social finch different from that on the bullrushes in 400. On the right is an Aloe



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