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Arecales Collection

"Discover the Enchanting World of Arecales: A Captivating Journey Through Palm Trees and Exotic Plants" Immerse yourself in the beauty of Livistona humilis

Background imageArecales Collection: Livistona humilis, sand palm

Livistona humilis, sand palm
Plate 225 from Botanical Drawings from Australia (1801) by Ferdinand L Bauer (1760-1826)

Background imageArecales Collection: Strelitzea sp. bird of paradise flower

Strelitzea sp. bird of paradise flower
Plate 911 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Elaeis guineensis Jacq. African oil palm

Elaeis guineensis Jacq. African oil palm
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Cycas revoluta, sago palm

Cycas revoluta, sago palm
A watercolour illustration of a sago palm (Cycas revoluta). Original artwork part of the James Yates (1789-1871) collection presented by the Linnean Society, 1914

Background imageArecales Collection: Macrozamia communis, burrawang palm

Macrozamia communis, burrawang palm
Drawing LS 16 from the Watling Collection by Port Jackson Painter, 1788-1797. Illustration entitled Buroowang

Background imageArecales Collection: Urania speciosa; Palm

Urania speciosa; Palm
Watercolour from the John Reeves Collection; c.1820s Date: 1820

Background imageArecales Collection: Licuala sp

Licuala sp
Plate 981 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Cocos nucifera L. coconut tree

Cocos nucifera L. coconut tree
A drawing by Paul Hermann from the collection of five volumes of specimens and drawings from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) 1672-1677. (Vol. 5 Page 137)

Background imageArecales Collection: Plant Illustration

Plant Illustration
Plate 916 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Areca sp

Areca sp
Plate 987 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Sabal palmetto, cabbage palmetto

Sabal palmetto, cabbage palmetto
Watercolour by William Young, 1767. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: A sprouting coconut floating in the sea close to the shore, Yap, Micronesia, Pacific Ocean

A sprouting coconut floating in the sea close to the shore, Yap, Micronesia, Pacific Ocean

Background imageArecales Collection: Mount Lidgbird (777 m) and Kentia palms (Howea forsteriana) with two tall Curly palm trees

Mount Lidgbird (777 m) and Kentia palms (Howea forsteriana) with two tall Curly palm trees (Howea belmoreana) Lord Howe island, Lord Howe Island Group UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site

Background imageArecales Collection: White-headed capuchin (Cebus capucinus) walking on giant palm-tree, Costa Rica

White-headed capuchin (Cebus capucinus) walking on giant palm-tree, Costa Rica

Background imageArecales Collection: View of Byoutier. a very small island in the Seychelles with a pristine beach. Byoutier

View of Byoutier. a very small island in the Seychelles with a pristine beach. Byoutier, Seychelles March 2005

Background imageArecales Collection: Palm (Areaceae) leaves silhouetted in mist at dawn, Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Palm (Areaceae) leaves silhouetted in mist at dawn, Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Background imageArecales Collection: Aguaje palm swamp (Mauritia flexuosa) Maijuna Indigenous Community, Rainforest, Sucusari

Aguaje palm swamp (Mauritia flexuosa) Maijuna Indigenous Community, Rainforest, Sucusari, Rio Napo, Loreto, Peru. January 2013

Background imageArecales Collection: Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), introduced palm, Agua Verde looking towards Loreto

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), introduced palm, Agua Verde looking towards Loreto, Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico, August

Background imageArecales Collection: Thatch palm (Thrinax radiata), Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park

Thatch palm (Thrinax radiata), Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park, Pinar del Rio Province, western Cuba

Background imageArecales Collection: Moriche plam tree (Mauritia flexuosa) at Laguna Grande in an area of flooded forest

Moriche plam tree (Mauritia flexuosa) at Laguna Grande in an area of flooded forest, Cuyabeno wildlife reserve, Sucumbios, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador, July, Cuyabeno wildlife reserve, Sucumbios

Background imageArecales Collection: Pristine Coco de mer forest (Lodoicea maldivica) with brook, Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

Pristine Coco de mer forest (Lodoicea maldivica) with brook, Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Praslin Island, Republic of Seychelles

Background imageArecales Collection: View up thorugh Licuala Fan palms (Licuala ramsayi) Licuala State Forest, Mission Beach

View up thorugh Licuala Fan palms (Licuala ramsayi) Licuala State Forest, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia, December

Background imageArecales Collection: Looking up through the canopy of Fan Palms (Licuala ramsayi) in rainforest, Daintree National Park

Looking up through the canopy of Fan Palms (Licuala ramsayi) in rainforest, Daintree National Park, North Queensland, Australia

Background imageArecales Collection: Licuala fan palm (Licuala ramsayi), Daintree National Park, Queensland, Australia

Licuala fan palm (Licuala ramsayi), Daintree National Park, Queensland, Australia

Background imageArecales Collection: Palm trees, and sandy beach on the Indian Ocean shore of Kumu Beach, Balapitiya, Sri Lanka

Palm trees, and sandy beach on the Indian Ocean shore of Kumu Beach, Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
Looking through the palm trees (Arecaceae) at the sandy beach on the Indian Ocean shore of Kumu Beach; Balapitiya, Galle District, Sri Lanka

Background imageArecales Collection: Caribbean Sea and palm trees, Plage de la Caravelle, Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe, French West Indies

Caribbean Sea and palm trees, Plage de la Caravelle, Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe, French West Indies
Blue sky and turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea with palm trees along the seashore at Plage de la Caravelle, Sainte-Anne on Grande-Terre; Guadeloupe, French West Indies

Background imageArecales Collection: Palm trees, rocks and sand on the Indian Ocean shore of Kumu Beach, Balapitiya, Sri Lanka

Palm trees, rocks and sand on the Indian Ocean shore of Kumu Beach, Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
Palm trees (Arecaceae) rocks and sand on the Indian Ocean shore of Kumu Beach; Balapitiya, Galle District, Sri Lanka

Background imageArecales Collection: Areca catechu L. betel nut palm

Areca catechu L. betel nut palm
Illustration of the betel nut palm tree with a study of the betel nut. Artist unknown. Plate held in the Botany Library plate collection, the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Acrocomia spinosa, macca fat palm

Acrocomia spinosa, macca fat palm
Illustration depicting the leaf of a macca fat palm from the verso on page 53, volume 7 of the Hans Sloane collection. Held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Calamus rotang, rattan palm

Calamus rotang, rattan palm

Background imageArecales Collection: A scene in a toddy palm plantation

A scene in a toddy palm plantation
A drawing by Paul Hermann from the collection of five volumes of specimens and drawings from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) 1672-1677. (Vol. 5 Page 307)

Background imageArecales Collection: Arenga pinnata, Sugar Palm tree, side view

Arenga pinnata, Sugar Palm tree, side view

Background imageArecales Collection: Seed specimens C016 / 5846

Seed specimens C016 / 5846
Seed specimens. A variety of seed specimens, including castor bean (Ricinus communis) and date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), held at the Natural History Museum, London, UK

Background imageArecales Collection: Tahitian

Tahitian
Illustration (p.438) from Charles Darwins Journal of Researches, first illustrated edition 1890

Background imageArecales Collection: Fossil Wood

Fossil Wood
Fossilised palm from the North African desert that supposedly carries a curse

Background imageArecales Collection: Ptychosperma elegans, solitare palm

Ptychosperma elegans, solitare palm
Plate 223 from Botanical Drawings from Australia (1801) by Ferdinand L Bauer (1760-1826)

Background imageArecales Collection: Elaeis guineensis, African oil palm

Elaeis guineensis, African oil palm
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Corypha cerifera, Brazilian wax palm

Corypha cerifera, Brazilian wax palm
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Dracaena warocquei, cordyline

Dracaena warocquei, cordyline
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Probosciger aterrimus, palm cockatoo

Probosciger aterrimus, palm cockatoo
Plate 42, a watercolour from the John Reeves Collection of Zoological Drawings from Canton, China

Background imageArecales Collection: Cocoa nucifera L. coco palm

Cocoa nucifera L. coco palm
Coconut and coco palm illustrations from Koehlers Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen, 1887-1888, held in the Natural History Museums Botany Library

Background imageArecales Collection: Guilielma speciosa C. Martius, peach palm

Guilielma speciosa C. Martius, peach palm
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, areca palm

Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, areca palm
Fig 11. The Areca Palm, illustration probably from an edition of the Gardeners Chronicle. Artwork held in the Natural History Museums Botany Library

Background imageArecales Collection: Cocus nucifera, coconut palm

Cocus nucifera, coconut palm
Plate 985 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Attalea funifera C. Martius ex Sprengel, bahia piassaba palm

Attalea funifera C. Martius ex Sprengel, bahia piassaba palm
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageArecales Collection: Seaforth elegans & Lodoicea sechallarum, palm trees

Seaforth elegans & Lodoicea sechallarum, palm trees
Seaforth elegans (above) and Lodoicea sechellarum (below). Tab 109 from Genera et Species Palmarum, Plates Vol III by Carl von Martius

Background imageArecales Collection: Cycas media, nut palm

Cycas media, nut palm

Background imageArecales Collection: Cycas angulata, cycad

Cycas angulata, cycad
Plate 159 from Botanical Drawings from Australia (1801) by Ferdinand L Bauer (1760-1826)



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"Discover the Enchanting World of Arecales: A Captivating Journey Through Palm Trees and Exotic Plants" Immerse yourself in the beauty of Livistona humilis, also known as the sand palm, with its graceful fronds swaying in the breeze. Marvel at Elaeis guineensis Jacq. , the African oil palm, which stands tall and proud, providing us with nourishing palm oil. Be mesmerized by Strelitzea sp. , commonly called bird of paradise flower, showcasing vibrant colors that resemble a tropical bird in flight. Admire Macrozamia communis, or burrawang palm, a prehistoric plant species that adds an ancient touch to any landscape. Urania speciosa; Palm will leave you breathless with its unique fan-shaped leaves that create a stunning visual spectacle. Explore various species within the Areca and Licuala families - each boasting their own distinctive characteristics and charm. Cycas revoluta, better known as sago palm, exudes elegance with its feathery foliage cascading down like a fountain. The iconic Cocos nucifera L. , or coconut tree, evokes images of sandy beaches and refreshing tropical drinks under its shade. Let your imagination soar as you delve into intricate plant illustrations capturing every detail of these magnificent palms. Picture yourself amidst Sabal palmetto's majestic cabbage palmetto trees or gazing up at Mount Lidgbird (777 m) adorned with Kentia palms (Howea forsteriana) alongside two towering Curly palms. Arecales offers an enchanting escape into nature's wonders – from exotic flowers to towering trees – reminding us of Earth's incredible biodiversity. Soak in this captivating journey through lush greenery and let it inspire your love for our planet's remarkable flora.