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Background imageTrending: Tableau Physique des Andes et Pays voisins - Physical Tableau of the Andes and Neighboring Countries

Tableau Physique des Andes et Pays voisins - Physical Tableau of the Andes and Neighboring Countries
This illustration was based on Alexander von Humboldts famous Naturgemälde (nature painting) of 1807, an early infographic that showed variation in the vegetation of the Andes

Background imageTrending: 6. Seven Snowy Peaks seen from the Araucaria Forest, Chili

6. Seven Snowy Peaks seen from the Araucaria Forest, Chili
A view of the Cordilleras near Angole, with Burning Bush (Embothirium coccineum), an orange-coloured Ground Orchid (Chloraea sp.), the white-flowered Libertia ixioides, Spreng

Background imageTrending: Stewartia malacodendron L

Stewartia malacodendron L
Illustration inscribed in large, painted letters, STEWARTIA, Stuartia malacodendron, Catesb. car.3. p.13. tab.13. ; signed and dated lower right corner

Background imageTrending: The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras by Marianne North

The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras by Marianne North
The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras, near Apoquindo, Chili

Background imageTrending: 832 - Distant View of Santiago, Chili. from Apoquindo

832 - Distant View of Santiago, Chili. from Apoquindo
Distant View of Santiago, Chili. from Apoquindo. - Acacia bushes in the foreground

Background imageTrending: Marianne North at her easel, circa 1883

Marianne North at her easel, circa 1883
Photograph of Marianne North (1830-1890), botanical artist, pictured here in Grahamstown, South Africa circa 1883. Marianne North generally travelled unaccompanied

Background imageTrending: Marianne North by Julia Margaret Cameron

Marianne North by Julia Margaret Cameron
The artist Marianne North photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron, circa 1877, Ceylon

Background imageTrending: 830. Vegetation on a stream at Chanleon, Chili

830. Vegetation on a stream at Chanleon, Chili
Lomaria procera, Spr. in front with Gunnera scabra, Ruiz. et Pay. and Fabiana imbricata, Ruiz. et Pay. on the right; Araucaria imbricata, Pavon, behind; on the left, yellow Bueddleia globosa, Lam

Background imageTrending: 476. Male and Female Trees of the Coco de Mer in Praslin

476. Male and Female Trees of the Coco de Mer in Praslin
On the right the taller male trees, which some- times attain a height of 100 feet, but the female is always shorter. The feather-leaved palm in front may be Deckenia

Background imageTrending: 25. Inflorescence of the Blue Puya, and Moths, Chili

25. Inflorescence of the Blue Puya, and Moths, Chili
Common inhabitants of the Cordilleras are two noble representatives of the Pine-Apple Order, the Bromeliaceae, namely Puya Whytei, Hook. the present, and P. chilensis (see 19)

Background imageTrending: 21. Parasites on Beech Trees, Chili

21. Parasites on Beech Trees, Chili
" Robble, " literally oak, is the name given to the common large-leaved Chilian " Beech" (Nothofagus obliqua, Mirb.)

Background imageTrending: 15. Armed Birds Nest in Acacia Bush, Chili

15. Armed Birds Nest in Acacia Bush, Chili
Trabajor, that is labourer, is the name given to this bird (Izuallaxis: sordida), a delicate creature that builds an impregnable nest off the spiny branchlets of Acacia cavenia, Molina

Background imageTrending: 10. The Baths of Cauquenas in the Cordilleras South of, Santiago

10. The Baths of Cauquenas in the Cordilleras South of, Santiago
Columnar Cacti, Pitcairnia, Alstroemeria, Echinocactus, calandrinia, etc. in the foreground on the right. These plants are all represented life size in the paintings around

Background imageTrending: 4. Puzzle -Monkey Trees and Guanacos, Chili

4. Puzzle -Monkey Trees and Guanacos, Chili
Pehuen is the Chilian name of the familiar Araucaria imbricata, Pav. here represented in full development at home close under the Cordilleras of Chili, where there are no monkeys

Background imageTrending: Ficus indica (Banyan tree)

Ficus indica (Banyan tree)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageTrending: Fallopia japonica - Japanese Knotweed

Fallopia japonica - Japanese Knotweed
Tab.6503. - Fallopia japonica as Polygonum cuspidatum the original illustration is by Anne Barnard, watercolour on paper, 1880; The plate, 6503, was published in Curtiss Botanical Magazine

Background imageTrending: Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge

Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge
Dactylopius coccus, cochineal beetles being harvested from Opuntia cacti, Antigua, West Indies, for the production of carminic acid used in the carmine dye, cochineal

Background imageTrending: 818. Red Water Lily of Southern India

818. Red Water Lily of Southern India
This is the Nymphaea Lotus, L. (N. rubra, Roxb.), and was painted at Cochin

Background imageTrending: 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 imageTrending: 3. Burning Bush and Emu Wren of Chili

3. Burning Bush and Emu Wren of Chili
The Burning Bush (Embothriumn coccineum, Forst.) belongs to the same family as the South African genera Protea and Leucaden-dron and the Australian Banksia and Grevillea

Background imageTrending: An exact plan of the Royal Palace Gardens and Park at Richmond, 1754

An exact plan of the Royal Palace Gardens and Park at Richmond, 1754
Engraving representing An exact plan of of the Royal Palace Gardens and Park at Richmond with Sion House on the opposite side o the River Thames

Background imageTrending: The Wardian case, ca 1912-1959

The Wardian case, ca 1912-1959
Image of a horticulturalist packing plants into a Wardian Case ready for transportation. The Wardian case was a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward to protect live plant

Background imageTrending: Wardian Case from the Economic Botany Collection, dated ca. 1870s

Wardian Case from the Economic Botany Collection, dated ca. 1870s
Photograph of the Wardian case from ca. 1870s. The Wardian case was a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward to protect live plant material during transportation

Background imageTrending: 832. Distant View of Santiago, Chili, from Apoquindo

832. Distant View of Santiago, Chili, from Apoquindo
Acacia bushes in the foreground

Background imageTrending: 561. A new Pitcher Plant from the limestone mountains of Sarawak

561. A new Pitcher Plant from the limestone mountains of Sarawak
This, Nepenthes Northiana, Hook. f. has one of the largest pitchers of any known species. In consequence of seeing this painting, Messrs

Background imageTrending: 212. North American Carnivorous Plants

212. North American Carnivorous Plants
Painted from plants grown in this garden. Behind, on the left, is Darlingtonia californica, Torr. with Sarracenia purpurea, L.. in front of it; S. fiara, L

Background imageTrending: 23. A Chilian Cactus in flower and its leafless Parasite in frui

23. A Chilian Cactus in flower and its leafless Parasite in frui
Referring to the various Chilian landscapes, we see that columnar cacti are a conspicuous feature. This, the-commonest species, is Cereus Quisco, Gay, which grows to a height of 1.5 to 20 feet

Background imageTrending: 16. Wild Flowers of Chanleon, Chili

16. Wild Flowers of Chanleon, Chili
Fuchsia macrostemon, Ruiz et Pav. on the right, is the wild parent of our hardy varieties; above it is the blue Puya with orange anthers, the orange balls of the not unfamiliar Buddleia globosa, Lam

Background imageTrending: 19. View near Quilpue, Chili

19. View near Quilpue, Chili
On the rocks in front a gigantic species of Calceolaria, with Puya chilensis, Molina, above, and Boldo trees and Columnar Cacti in the distance

Background imageTrending: 12. Some Wild Flowers of Quilpue Chili

12. Some Wild Flowers of Quilpue Chili
Beginning at the top on the right are the tufted leaves and hanging orange-red flowers of Lobelia salicifolia, Don, and intermingling with the foliage the graceful blue Conanthera bifolia

Background imageTrending: 8. Chilian Palms in the Valley of Salto

8. Chilian Palms in the Valley of Salto
Jubaea spectabilis, H.B.K. is the only kind of palm native in Chili and although it wants the grace and elegance of many of its family it is not less useful

Background imageTrending: Painting 132, Valley behind the Artist ss house at Gordontown, Jamaca

Painting 132, Valley behind the Artist ss house at Gordontown, Jamaca
Painting 132, Datura arborea. L. is the plant in the foreground

Background imageTrending: Carl von Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and taxonomist

Carl von Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and taxonomist
Swedish botanist and taxonomist Carl von Linnaeus (Carolus von Linnaeus, later Carl von Linne) 1707-1778. Artist: Mrs Anderson (fl. 1858)

Background imageTrending: 825. View of the Corcovado Mountain, near Rio de Janerio, Brazil

825. View of the Corcovado Mountain, near Rio de Janerio, Brazil
The vegetation comprises Bamboo, Royal Palms (Oreodora regia, H.B.IK.), &c

Background imageTrending: 658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria

658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria
This beautiful, hardy, climbing shrub Wistaria chinensis, DC. is a native of China and Japan, and was introduced into this country about the year 1816

Background imageTrending: 192. Wild Flowers from the Neighbourhood of New York

192. Wild Flowers from the Neighbourhood of New York
The plant in front resembling our native Cuckoo Pint, or Lords-and-Ladies, is the Indian Turnip of the Americans (Arisaematriphylla)

Background imageTrending: 7. A Chilian Stinging Nettle and Male and Female Beetles

7. A Chilian Stinging Nettle and Male and Female Beetles
The Loasaceae, to which the present plant (Loasa acanthi-folia, Juss.) belongs, are a small family of about a dozen genera and 100 species, which, with the exception of one African species

Background imageTrending: 192. Wild Flowers from the Neighbourhood of New York

192. Wild Flowers from the Neighbourhood of New York

Background imageTrending: Indigofera tinctoria (Indigo), 1826

Indigofera tinctoria (Indigo), 1826
Illustration by unknown artist. True indigo is a shrub one to two meters high. It may be an annual, biennial, or perennial, depending on the climate in which it is grown

Background imageTrending: 63. Avenue of Royal Palms at Botafogo, Brazil

63. Avenue of Royal Palms at Botafogo, Brazil
This avenue of Oreodoxa regia, Kth. is half a mile long, and the trees, which are about 40 years old, are 100 feet high. Five rings are left on the trunks each year by the fallen leaves

Background imageTrending: Tulip Bissard Adelaar, 1740

Tulip Bissard Adelaar, 1740
Watercolour on paper of Tulip Bissard Adelaar dated 1740. Painting by Georg Dionysus Ehret (1708 - 1770). Part of the Arthur Church Collection

Background imageTrending: Papaver somniferum, L. (Opium poppy)

Papaver somniferum, L. (Opium poppy)
Hand coloured engraving, c.1838; plate XVII from Vol.3 of Reichenbachs Icones florae germanicae et helveticae... (1834-1914)

Background imageTrending: Coffea arabica, 1789

Coffea arabica, 1789
Coffea arabica, commonly known as coffee by Icones Plantarum Medicinalium by Joseph Jacob Plenck, 1789, volume 2, 1789, plate 130

Background imageTrending: Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata)

Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata)
Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso of canvas BAOBAB near the bank of the Lue, a tributary of the Zambesi River above Kabrabasi

Background imageTrending: Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804

Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804
Illustration of Corypha taliera, by unknown Indian artist, 1795 - 1804. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh, Kew Collection, c. 1795 - 1804

Background imageTrending: Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants

Background imageTrending: Livistona chinensis, ca 18th century

Livistona chinensis, ca 18th century
Watercolour of Livistona chinensis, commonly known as Chinese fan or fountain palm, by unknown Asian artist, Company Art, Kew Collection, 18th century

Background imageTrending: 273. Flowers of Darjeeling, India

273. Flowers of Darjeeling, India
Hydrangea altissima, Wall. and yellow Thunbergia lutea, T. And. The large flowers in the circumference of the inflorescence of the Hydrangea are sterile




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