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Images Dated 3rd December 2007

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Konik Ponies - Two together Featured 3 Dec 2007 Print

Konik Ponies - Two together

CAN-2633 Konik Ponies - Two together Norfolk Broads National Park, Norfolk, England Breed originated in ancient lowland farm areas in Poland, direct descendant of the wild European forest horse or Tarpan that once roamed across Europe and is now extinct. Used widely in Europe to manage wetlands by keeping land open and improve habitat for certain wildlife, graze on weeds, reeds, rushes and other plants. Conservation grazing projects use these ponies to improve habitat for bitterns, corn crakes, spoonbills and other species John Cancalosi Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

© John Cancalosi / ardea.com

Urania speciosa, Willd.(Ravenala madagascariensis, Travellers Palm') Featured 3 Dec 2007 Print

Urania speciosa, Willd.(Ravenala madagascariensis, Travellers Palm')

Watercolour on paper, undated (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In Flora Indica Roxburgh recalls In 1802 three plants of this elegant tree were brought from the Island of Mauritius by Capt. Tennant to the Botanic Garden at Calcutta. They were planted in different soils, and situations. That which was in a very moist place, and in a rich brownish black soil, throve more luxuriantly than the other two, though in a soil equally rich but lighter coloured, much higher and drier; the former flowered for the first time about the close of 1806 and again in September, 1807

© RBG KEW

Nelumbium speciosum, Willd. (Lotus) Featured 3 Dec 2007 Print

Nelumbium speciosum, Willd. (Lotus)

Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. In his Flora Indica, Roxburgh tells of his familiarity with two sorts of this plant from the coast of Coromandel, one with rose-coloured flowers, the other with white ones, and with a third variety brought from China, with smaller rosy flowers. He describes how they grow in such sweet water lakes and how, on the coast they flower all year. In Bengal they flower during the hot season, April, May and June. Roxburgh writes also about the radical joints which, in old plant, are swelled into tubulosities of various size, ...from them issue many fungous fibres, and from the upper part and the interior part of these tubulosities issue one, two, or more leaves and flowers...'. Roxburgh then reports that the tender shoots of the roots are eaten by the natives, boiled or in their curries. The seeds are eaten raw, roasted and boiled. The natives also use the leaves as plates from where to eat. This beautiful plant, known with their Sanscrit name Padma, is considered holy and often used in religious ceremonies. The specimen here figured is the pink variety

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