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Images Dated 2015 March

Choose from 18 images in our Images Dated 2015 March collection.

Tamarindus indica, tamarind Featured March Image

Tamarindus indica, tamarind

Hand painted copy of an illustration of tamarind, commissioned by William Roxburgh. In his Flora Indica, Roxburgh describes this species as a magnificent tree, one of the largest in India. It generally flowers in May and ripens its fruit during the cold season. Roxburgh also reports an extract of a letter of Captain Pringle at Lucknow, where the qualities and the uses of various parts of this plant are explained. Other names: Tintri, Tintiree (Sanskrit); Tintiree, Tintil, Tentool (Bengali); Umli, Amli (Hindi); Chinta-chittoo (Telugu)

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Fruit of Coffea arabica, coffee Featured March Image

Fruit of Coffea arabica, coffee

Coffea arabica fruit (known as cherries or berries). The pit inside the fruit is the coffee bean, which is roasted and ground for coffee. Order: Gentianales. Family: Rubiaceae.Subfamily:Ixoroideae


Berry, Beverage, Coffea Arabica, Coffee, Coffee Beans, Coffee Berries, Edible, Fruit, Gentianales, Ixoroideae, Plant Portrait, Red, Rubiaceae