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Dicotyledon Collection

"Dicotyledon: A Journey Through Nature's Bountiful Diversity" Franklinia alatamaha, also known as the Franklinia, is a rare flowering tree native to Georgia, USA

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata) flowers. England, UK, May

Sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata) flowers. England, UK, May

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Banksia integrifolia, coastal banksia

Banksia integrifolia, coastal banksia
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Franklinia alatamaha, franklinia

Franklinia alatamaha, franklinia
Drawing 1 (Ewan Frontispiece) from the Botanical and zoological drawings (1756-1788) by William Bartram

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Insects of Surinam

Insects of Surinam
Plate 7 from Dissertatio de Generatione et Metamorphosibus Insectorum Surinamensium (1726) by Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) & Johanna Helena Herolt (1668-1773)

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) in Sycamore Gap, Hadrians Wall

Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) in Sycamore Gap, Hadrians Wall. The wall is constructed on The Whin Sill, a layer of hard intrusive, volcanic Dolerite

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Hydrangea hortensis, French hydrangea

Hydrangea hortensis, French hydrangea
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), from his publication Choix des plus belles fleurs (The Most Beautiful Flowers), c. 1827-33

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow
Plate 30 from The Shape, Skeleton and Foliage of Thirty Two Species of Trees, 1786 by A. Cozens. The series was originally issued in 1771

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Insects of Surinam

Insects of Surinam
Plate 9 from Dissertatio de Generatione et Metamorphosibus Insectorum Surinamensium (1726) by Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) & Johanna Helena Herolt (1668-1773)

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Calypte anna, Annas hummingbird

Calypte anna, Annas hummingbird

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Durio zibethinus, durian fruit

Durio zibethinus, durian fruit
Plate 146 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) male on a branch feeding on Rowan (Sorbus

Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) male on a branch feeding on Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) berries, Leon, Spain, February

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Oriolus oriolus, Eurasian golden oriole

Oriolus oriolus, Eurasian golden oriole
Plate 31 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 2 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Gossypium barbadense, cotton plant

Gossypium barbadense, cotton plant
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Telopea speciosissima, waratah

Telopea speciosissima, waratah
Drawing 432 from the Watling Collection by Port Jackson Painter, 1788-1797. Illustration entitled Warratta

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Scottish Pine Forest

Scottish Pine Forest poster with captions by Barbara Nicholson made for a printed wallchart. Signed B.EN, wallchart EB13, printed by Westerham Press, England

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Quercus suber, cork oak

Quercus suber, cork oak
Plate 35 from `Le Regne Vegetal. Vol 16 1871. Originally called Chene liege in this publication the Cork Oak tree is now know by the name (Quercus suber)

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Ancient Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica), Lineover Wood, Gloucestershire UK

Ancient Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica), Lineover Wood, Gloucestershire UK. The second largest Beech tree in England. November 2015

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Devil s-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis) Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK, September

Devil s-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis) Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK, September. Digital composite

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) near Castellucio di Norcia

Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) near Castellucio di Norcia, Umbria, Italy, July

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Myristica sp. nutmeg

Myristica sp. nutmeg
Plate 73 from Botanicum Medicinale (1759) by Timothy Sheldrake. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Emberiza calandra, corn bunting

Emberiza calandra, corn bunting
Plate 26 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 3 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Heathland

Heathland
Original artwork for Heathland by Barbara Nicholson, signed B.E.N. copyright British Museum (Natural History) 1973, printed in England by Lund Humphries

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Cephalotus follicularis, Australian pitcher plant

Cephalotus follicularis, Australian pitcher plant
An illustration by Ferdinand Bauer of an Australian pitcher plant, one of the few plants capable of trapping and digesting insects

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Heathland

Heathland poster with captions by Barbara Nicholson, signed B.E.N. copyright British Museum (Natural History) 1973, printed in England by Lund Humphries

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Orangier des Gcnes, Arancio di Genova

Orangier des Gcnes, Arancio di Genova
Tab. 8 from Histoire naturelle des Orangers 1818-1820, by Antoine Risso (1777-1845)

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Gardenia taitensis, Tahitian gardenia

Gardenia taitensis, Tahitian gardenia
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Gardenia florida

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Eucalyptus crebra, narrow leaved ironbark tree

Eucalyptus crebra, narrow leaved ironbark tree
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outine drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Ocimum sanctum, holy basil

Ocimum sanctum, holy basil
An illustration of leaves and branches of holy basil (Ocimum sanctum), also known at Tulsi. By James Kerr (1738-1782). Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Citrus sinensis, sweet orange

Citrus sinensis, sweet orange

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Mangifera indica, mango

Mangifera indica, mango
Illustration from the Fleming Indian Drawings Collection, 1800. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Primula auricula, primrose

Primula auricula, primrose
Folio 78 from A Collection of Flowers (1795) by John Edwards. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Dahlia pinnata, pinnate dahlia

Dahlia pinnata, pinnate dahlia
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), from his publication Choix des plus belles fleurs (The Most Beautiful Flowers), c. 1827-33

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Clematis viticella, Polish spirit

Clematis viticella, Polish spirit
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), from his publication Choix des plus belles fleurs (The Most Beautiful Flowers), c. 1827-33

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Dicotyledon plant stem, light micrograph

Dicotyledon plant stem, light micrograph
Dicotyledon plant stem. Light micrograph of a longitudinal radial section through a typical dicotyledon stem. The section has passed through a vascular bundle and other stem tissue

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Vascular bundle, SEM

Vascular bundle, SEM
Vascular bundle. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section through a vascular bundle from a rootlet of a dicotyledon plant

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Hartland Quay and Sea pink / thrift (Armeria maritima) flowers on cliff top, Hartland

Hartland Quay and Sea pink / thrift (Armeria maritima) flowers on cliff top, Hartland, North Devon, UK, May 2013

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Panax pseudoginseng, tienchi ginseng

Panax pseudoginseng, tienchi ginseng
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Vegetable roots

Vegetable roots
Plate 4 from Le Regne Vegetal, Vol 12, Hort. Atlas (1870). Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London. Entitled Racines alimentaires

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Protea cynaroides, king protea

Protea cynaroides, king protea
Painting by Stephan Endlicher from Catalogus Horti Academici Vindobonensis pub.1842

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Picoides pubescens, downy woodpecker

Picoides pubescens, downy woodpecker
Plate 112 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1831-34), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Theobroma cacao, cocoa pod

Theobroma cacao, cocoa pod
Plate 49 from Neilgherry birds and Miscellaneous (1858) by Margaret Bushby Lascelles Cockburn (1829-1928)

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Pharmacophagus antenor, giant swallowtail

Pharmacophagus antenor, giant swallowtail
Giant swallowtail butterfly and the common rose (Pachliopta aristolochiae). Plate 15 from Insects of India by Edward Donovan (1768-1837)

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Dianthus barbatus, sweet william

Dianthus barbatus, sweet william
Folio 40 from A Collection of Flowers (1795) by John Edwards. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Mandragora officinarum, mandrake

Mandragora officinarum, mandrake
Illustration of the male and female mandrake, from The herbal of generall historie of plantes (1636) by John Gerard (1545-1612), edited by Thomas Johnson

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Prunus sp. peach (Grimwoods Royal George or Grosse Mignon

Prunus sp. peach (Grimwoods Royal George or Grosse Mignon
Plate 41 from Pomona Londinensis (1818) by William Hooker. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Daucus carota, carrot

Daucus carota, carrot
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Acacia nilotica, prickly acacia tree

Acacia nilotica, prickly acacia tree
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageDicotyledon Collection: Lime tree stem, light micrograph

Lime tree stem, light micrograph
Lime tree stem. Light micrograph of a section through the stem of a lime tree (Tilia europaea). The outer epidermis has been shed and replaced by a layer of cork (dark red)



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"Dicotyledon: A Journey Through Nature's Bountiful Diversity" Franklinia alatamaha, also known as the Franklinia, is a rare flowering tree native to Georgia, USA. Its delicate white blossoms bring beauty to any landscape. Hydrangea hortensis, commonly referred to as French hydrangea, showcases vibrant clusters of flowers in various shades of pink and blue. These stunning blooms are a favorite among garden enthusiasts. The Weeping Willow stands tall with its graceful branches cascading downwards like flowing water. This majestic tree adds an enchanting touch to any scenery it graces. Surinam boasts a diverse array of insects that captivate with their intricate patterns and colors. From butterflies to beetles, these tiny creatures play an essential role in maintaining ecological balance. Gossypium barbadense, better known as the cotton plant, has been cultivated for centuries due to its soft fibers used in textile production worldwide. Scottish Pine Forests offer breathtaking vistas filled with towering pine trees that provide shelter for numerous wildlife species while adding tranquility to the surroundings. Heathland landscapes showcase vast expanses covered in heather plants and wildflowers that create a picturesque scene full of vibrant hues during blooming seasons. Ancient Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica) found at Lineover Wood in Gloucestershire UK stand as silent witnesses of time's passage; their gnarled trunks tell stories from centuries past. Durio zibethinus introduces us to the unique durian fruit—a tropical delicacy famous for its distinctive smell and creamy texture—known as "the king of fruits" across Southeast Asia. Myristica sp. , or nutmeg tree, produces aromatic seeds highly valued both for culinary purposes and traditional medicine practices around the world.