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Images Dated 25th May 2011

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435. Protea and Golden-breasted Cuckoo, of South Africa Featured 25 May 2011 Image

435. Protea and Golden-breasted Cuckoo, of South Africa

This magnificent Protea (P. speciosa, Linn.) grows about as tall as a man, and is remarkable alike for its thick, red-margined leaves, and its elegantly fringed bracts. Over a century ago (1786) Masson sent seeds of it to Kew, and the first plant flo

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Birds, Cuckoo, Flowers, Golden Breasted, Leaves, Marianne North, Painting, Protea, Purple, South Africa

499. A Tripod Cocoanut, Mahe, Seychelles Featured 25 May 2011 Image

499. A Tripod Cocoanut, Mahe, Seychelles

The hut is made of the plaited leaves of the cocoanut and roofed with the same in the natural state.
In an early state the ovary of the future fruit of the cocoanut is three-celled, each cell containing a single ovule ; but two of these are almost

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Landscape, Leaves, Mahe, Marianne North, Painting, Seychelles

483. Emiles Palm House, Praslin, Seychelles Featured 25 May 2011 Image

483. Emiles Palm House, Praslin, Seychelles

This sylvan dwelling is constructed of the Cocoanut and Stevensonia Palms, rigged with the leaves of the Coco de Mer, of which the small hut is entirely made. The trees in the foreground are Albizzia Lebbek, Benth., the Bois Noir of the Seychelles, w

© RBG KEW

Africa, Art, Artist, Asia, Emiles, Landscape, Leaves, Marianne North, Painting, Palm House, Praslin, Seychelles