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Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 389. Cycads. Screw-pines and Bamboos, with Durban in the distanc

389. Cycads. Screw-pines and Bamboos, with Durban in the distanc
Cultivated in the Durban Botanic Garden, though most of the plants are natives of the country. The Cycads are chiefly species of Zamia, with a small plant of the endemic Stangeria paradoxa, T

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 351. View of the Mountains from the railway between Durban and M

351. View of the Mountains from the railway between Durban and M
This view is from the highest part of the railway; the undulating foreground is dotted with Cycas trees. See 366

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 365. Strelitzia and Sugar Birds, South Africa

365. Strelitzia and Sugar Birds, South Africa
The genus Strelitzia, of which four or five species are known, is peculiar to South Africa, and its botanical affinity is with the Banana (Musa) and with the travellers tree of Madagascar (Ravenala)

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 368. Two Flowering Shrubs of: Natal and a Trogon

368. Two Flowering Shrubs of: Natal and a Trogon
The brilliant red Schotia speciosa, Jacq. is related to the gorgeous Indian Amnherstia (see 594). The fragrant white Gardenia Thunbergia Linn. f

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 369. Strelitzia augusta at St. Johns Kaffraria

369. Strelitzia augusta at St. Johns Kaffraria
Trees of the same in the background, and Tecormaria capensis, Spach. trailing over the vegetation on the left (see 365)

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 361. Papyrus or Paper Reed growing in the Ciane, Sicily

361. Papyrus or Paper Reed growing in the Ciane, Sicily
In ancient times the Papyrus (Cyperus Papyrus, Linn.)was a plant of great importance, for from its stems was prepared the paper upon which the Egyptians wrote their books, etc

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 393. Part of the Residence, St. Johns, Kaffraria. 393. Part of the Residence, St. Johns, Kaffraria

393. Part of the Residence, St. Johns, Kaffraria. 393. Part of the Residence, St. Johns, Kaffraria
At the time of the Artists visit the whole " Residence" consisted of a number of Pondo Huts, one of which forms a part of this painting; and the tree overhanging it is the White Pear

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 385. Some grotesque plants from the Karroo, South Africa

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,

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 360. Doum and Date Palms on the Nile above Philae, Egypt

360. Doum and Date Palms on the Nile above Philae, Egypt
Among Palms the Doum (Hyphaene thebaica, Mart.) is remarkable for having normally a branched trunk, instead of a single trunk with a terminal crown of leaves

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 386. Aloes at Natal

386. Aloes at Natal
In front is a portion of the inflorescence, natural size, of the arboreous one; to the left is a plant of a species which does not form a trunk. It is near, if not true, Aloe latifolia

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 380. A common Plant on sandy sea-shores in the Tropics

380. A common Plant on sandy sea-shores in the Tropics
This lovely trailer (Ipomoea blob, Forsk, is found on almost all sandy sea-shores in the tropics as well as in some subtropical regions, including many of the most remote oceanic islands)

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 376. Male Papaw with Flowers and Imperfect Fruit

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

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 374. Looking up Stream from the mouth of the St. Johns River, K

374. Looking up Stream from the mouth of the St. Johns River, K
Various Aloes, Strelitzia augusta, and Mesembryanthemum on the rocks in front

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 367. A. Giant Kniphofia near Grahamstown

367. A. Giant Kniphofia near Grahamstown
Kniphofia is a genus of the Liliaceae numbering about twenty known species, which inhabit Eastern Africa, from Abyssinia to the Cape, and Madagascar. The species here represented (K)

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 400. Social Birds and Social Herbs at Malmesbury, South Africa

400. Social Birds and Social Herbs at Malmesbury, South Africa
Here is the familiar Richardia aethiopica, Kuth, of our windows and conservatories, growing gregariously in its native swamps, associated with the almost cosmopolitan bullrush (Typha latifolia)

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 399. Brunsvigia multiflora, near Queenstown, South Africa

399. Brunsvigia multiflora, near Queenstown, South Africa
This Amaryllid is remarkable for its large bulb and inflorescence, the latter appearing each season after the leaves have decayed and disappeared

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 398. The Hottentot Fig and other Succulents from the Karroo

398. The Hottentot Fig and other Succulents from the Karroo
Mesembryanthemun edule, , Linn. is the name of one of the plants which yield the fruit called, " Hottentot Fig, " represented hanging down on the left in this painting, with white, yellow

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 397. A tree of the sea-shore, St. Johns River, Kaifraria

397. A tree of the sea-shore, St. Johns River, Kaifraria
Hibiscus tiliaceus, Linn. (syn. Paritium tiliaceum, Juss.) is one of the commonest of littoral trees in tropical and subtropical countries

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 395. Buphane toxicaria and other Flowers of Grahamstown

395. Buphane toxicaria and other Flowers of Grahamstown
Buphane toxicaria, Herb. is the large bulb bearing a single large head of innumerable small red flowers with projecting stamens

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 394. Star of Bethlehem from Algiers

394. Star of Bethlehem from Algiers
This is probably one of the varieties of Ornithogalum narbonense, Linn. in cultivation under the name 0. grandiflorum

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 391. Clivia and Grapnel Plant, South Africa

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

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 390. Vegetation on the St. Johns River, Kaffraria

390. Vegetation on the St. Johns River, Kaffraria
The trees on the right, bearing white flowers, are the White Pear, see 375

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 388. Various species of Hibiscus, with Tecoma and Barleria, Nata

388. Various species of Hibiscus, with Tecoma and Barleria, Nata
The central plant with yellowish white flowers is Hibiscus cannabinus, Linn. with H. surattensis, Linn. above on the left, and H. calycinus, Willd. below it, and one small pale yellow flower of H

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 384. Kaffir Plumtrees overhanging St. Johns River, Kaffrar

384. Kaffir Plumtrees overhanging St. Johns River, Kaffrar
Observe the cord-like climbers attached to the trees, and the tufts of Agapanthus umbellatus on the bank. For flowers and fruit of this tree see 382

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 383. A Remnant of the Past near Verulam, Natal

383. A Remnant of the Past near Verulam, Natal
This trio of grand old Aloes (Aloe Baines ii, Dyer) was about forty feet high at the time the painting was done, and the only ones in that neighbourhood

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 382. The Kaffir Plum, painted in the Perie Bush, South Africa

382. The Kaffir Plum, painted in the Perie Bush, South Africa
Flowers and fruit of the tree (Harpephyllum caffrum, Bernh.) represented in 384. Panel 115

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 381. The Knobwood and Flowers of Natal

381. The Knobwood and Flowers of Natal
One of the most singular of South African trees is the Knobhout or Knobwood (Zanthoxylum capense, Harv.), the trunk of which is studded with massive pyramidal excrescences of the bark

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 379. Mouth of the St. Johns River, Kaifraria, and aboriginal

379. Mouth of the St. Johns River, Kaifraria, and aboriginal

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 378. Amatungula in Flower and Fruit and Blue Ipomoea, South Afri

378. Amatungula in Flower and Fruit and Blue Ipomoea, South Afri
Painted at the mouth of the Kowie River. Trees of the Amatungula (Carissca grandiftora) are shown in 363. The Ipomoea is I

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 377. Crinum Moorei and Honeysuckers, Bashi River, South Africa

377. Crinum Moorei and Honeysuckers, Bashi River, South Africa
This beautiful Crinum was introduced into the Glasnevin Botanic Garden about twenty years ago, and is now not uncommon in cultivation, and is said to be hardy in the milder parts of the kingdom

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 375. Flowers of St. Johns in Pondo Basket

375. Flowers of St. Johns in Pondo Basket
Beginning on the right at the top, there is the dark blue Coleotrype natalensis, C. B. Clarke, a purplish red Balsam (Impatiens, sp)

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 373. The Gates of St. Johns River, Kaffraria. 373. The Gates of St. Johns River, Kaffraria

373. The Gates of St. Johns River, Kaffraria. 373. The Gates of St. Johns River, Kaffraria
Bishop Galloways house in the foreground

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 372. Undercliff and its two Fairies, with Raintree, St. John

372. Undercliff and its two Fairies, with Raintree, St. John
The botanical affinity of the Raintree has not been ascertained. It is a name given to various trees, notably members of the Leguminosae in different parts of the world in consequence of water

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 371. Group of Natal Flowers

371. Group of Natal Flowers
In the top right hand corner Loranthus natalensis, Meissn. then clusters of the blue Pycnostachys reticulata, Benth. and the white and pink Dombeya Burgessiae, Gerard, the " Zulu Cherry

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 370. A Tree Euphorbia, Natal

370. A Tree Euphorbia, Natal
This is E. grandidens, Haw. very much like E. abyssinica, Rausch, which Bruce figures so faithfully in his " Travels" that there is no mistaking its genus, though he stoutly maintained

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 366. A Cycad in fruit in Mr. Hills Garden, Verulam, Natal

366. A Cycad in fruit in Mr. Hills Garden, Verulam, Natal
Behind on the left a plant of the same. This is Cycas circinalis, Linn. a species having a wide range in the tropics of the Old World, including many islands in Polynesia

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 363. Trees from the Artists Hut at St. Johns, South Africa

363. Trees from the Artists Hut at St. Johns, South Africa
On the right the Amatungula, (Carissa grandiflora, E. Mey.) or auntigoulah, as corrupted by the colonists; the best native fruit of the country

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 359. Looking seaward from the mouth of St. Johns River, Kaffrar

359. Looking seaward from the mouth of St. Johns River, Kaffrar
Various Aloes and the banana-like Strelitzia augusta, Thunb. on the rocks in the foreground. Flowers of the Strelitzia in 369

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 357. Blue Lily and large Butterfly, Natal

357. Blue Lily and large Butterfly, Natal
Behind are large tufts of the plant (Agapanthus umbellatus, L Herit.) as it grows in its native haunts. There is a variety with white flowers

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 355. Morning Glory, Natal

355. Morning Glory, Natal
This is Ipomoea rubrocoerulea, Hook. a Mexican species now cultivated in many countries, and covering all the verandahs at Durban, at the time of the artists visit

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 354. White Convolvulus and Kaffirboom, painted at Durban, Natal

354. White Convolvulus and Kaffirboom, painted at Durban, Natal
This massive Convolvulacea ( Ipomoea ventricosa, Choisy) is a native of the West Indies. Erythrina caffra Thunb. is the botanical name of the Kaffirboom. Panel 99

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 353. Cork Trees at Cintra, near Lisbon

353. Cork Trees at Cintra, near Lisbon
A scene in Da Castros garden, where, according to tradition, the first orange tree in Europe was planted. The Cork-tree is a species of Oak (Quercus suber, Linn.) and the cork is the bark

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 352. Clivia miniata and Moths, Natal

352. Clivia miniata and Moths, Natal
On the left is a cluster of the ripe fleshy seed-vessels. This plant is better known in gardens as Imantophyllum miniature, Hook. For another fine species of this genus, see 391

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: The arboretum, RBG Kew

The arboretum, RBG Kew, summer

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: The Pagoda, RBG Kew

The Pagoda, RBG Kew

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 396. A Selection of Flowers from Table Mountain, Cape of Good Ho

396. A Selection of Flowers from Table Mountain, Cape of Good Ho
A stout fleshy ground-orchid (Satyrium carneum, R. Br.) with pink flowers; a Tree Daisy (Osmitopsis asteriscoides, Cass.), a blue Pseralea, with three species of Heath (Erica) on the left

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 392. Two climbing plants of St. Johns, and Butterflies

392. Two climbing plants of St. Johns, and Butterflies
The purple pea-flower is apparently a species of Dolichos, and the yellowish green flowers are those of Riocreuxia torulosa, Dcne. Compare this with Ceropegia Sandersoni, Dcne

Background imageImages Dated 3rd May 2011: 387. Aloe and Passionflower, South Africa

387. Aloe and Passionflower, South Africa
The Aloe flowers in this painting belong to the trunkless species in 386; and the Passionflower (Passiflora edulis, Sims.) is a plant of American origin cultivated and colonised in South Africa




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