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385. Some grotesque plants from the Karroo, South Africa Featured 3 May 2011 Image

385. Some grotesque plants from the Karroo, South Africa

In front on the right the singularly-formed and coloured flowers of Gomphocarpus grandiflorus, Benth. & Hook. f., a member of the Asclepiadaceae. On the left, the. globular, ribbed plant, so strongly resembling an Echinocactus (See 14) as to be easil

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Flower, Leaves, Marianne North, Painting, Pink, South Africa, Yellow

391. Clivia and Grapnel Plant, South Africa Featured 3 May 2011 Image

391. Clivia and Grapnel Plant, South Africa

The grapnel plant (Harpagophytumn procumbens, DC.) produces one of the most singular seed-vessels known. Its long claw-like appendages terminate in sharp recurved prickles, which attach themselves readily to any substances with which they may come in

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Clivia, Flower, Leaves, Marianne North, Orange, Painting, Pink, South Africa

376. Male Papaw with Flowers and Imperfect Fruit Featured 3 May 2011 Image

376. Male Papaw with Flowers and Imperfect Fruit

Usually the male and female flowers of the Papaw (Carica Papaya, Linn.) are borne on separate plants, the former on long hanging branches, the latter on very short stalks, so that the fruit hangs close to the stem. (See 36.) It has been observed, how

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Bushes, Flower, Fruit, Leaves, Marianne North, Painting, Papaw, White