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Eudicot Collection

"Eudicot: A Diverse World of Flora and Fauna" Discover the fascinating world of eudicots

Background imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot Collection: Franklinia alatamaha, franklinia

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

Background imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot Collection: Calypte anna, Annas hummingbird

Calypte anna, Annas hummingbird

Background imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot Collection: Gossypium barbadense, cotton plant

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

Background imageEudicot Collection: Telopea speciosissima, waratah

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

Background imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot Collection: Citrus sinensis, sweet orange

Citrus sinensis, sweet orange

Background imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot Collection: Panax pseudoginseng, tienchi ginseng

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

Background imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot Collection: Protea cynaroides, king protea

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

Background imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot Collection: Daucus carota, carrot

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

Background imageEudicot 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 imageEudicot Collection: Sabatia bartramii, savannah pink & Eacles imperialis, imperi

Sabatia bartramii, savannah pink & Eacles imperialis, imperi
Drawing 11 (Ewan 38) from the Botanical and zoological drawings (1756-1788) by William Bartram. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageEudicot Collection: Alnus glutinosa (Willd. ) XXI 4, alder

Alnus glutinosa (Willd. ) XXI 4, alder
An illustration of alder tree fruit and foliage from the Natural History Museum Botany Library Plate Collection

Background imageEudicot Collection: Metrosideros excelsa, Christmas tree

Metrosideros excelsa, Christmas tree
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageEudicot Collection: see record 3688 - Helianthus annus, sunflower

see record 3688 - Helianthus annus, sunflower
Page 68 from Illustration of the Sexual System of Linneaus (1777) vol 2, by John Miller (1715-c. 1790)

Background imageEudicot Collection: Eucalyptus pruinosa, silver-leaved box

Eucalyptus pruinosa, silver-leaved box
Plate 56 from Botanical Drawings from Australia (1801) by Ferdinand L Bauer (1760-1826)

Background imageEudicot Collection: Olea sp. olive

Olea sp. olive
Plate 75 from Botanicum Medicinale (1759) by Timothy Sheldrake. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageEudicot Collection: Dahlias sp

Dahlias sp
Plate 1 from The Beauties of Flora 1820, by Samuel Curtis (1779-1860) with drawings by Clara Maria Pope. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageEudicot Collection: Humboldt and his party collecting plant

Humboldt and his party collecting plant
Specimens at the foot of Mount Chimborazo. Detail from Plate 25 Voyage aux Regions Equinoxiales by Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)

Background imageEudicot Collection: Taraxacum officinale, dandelion (fruiting head)

Taraxacum officinale, dandelion (fruiting head)
Scanning electron microscope image showing a vertical section through an unripe fruiting head of a dandelion in the yellow flower stage. Colour added artificially by computer

Background imageEudicot Collection: Falco sparverius, American kestrel

Falco sparverius, American kestrel
Plate 142 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 imageEudicot Collection: Banksia coccinea, scarlet banksia

Banksia coccinea, scarlet banksia
Plate 139 from Botanical Drawings from Australia (1801) by Ferdinand L Bauer (1760-1826)

Background imageEudicot Collection: Cephalotus follicularis, Australian pitcher plant

Cephalotus follicularis, Australian pitcher plant
Plate 42 from Botanical Drawings from Australia (1801) by Ferdinand L Bauer (1760-1826)

Background imageEudicot Collection: Cirtus paradisi, grapefruit

Cirtus paradisi, grapefruit
Tab 65 from Histoire naturelle des Orangers 1818-1820 by Antoine Risso. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London. This illustration is entitled Pompelmouse chadec



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"Eudicot: A Diverse World of Flora and Fauna" Discover the fascinating world of eudicots, a diverse group of flowering plants that encompasses an array of species from various corners of our planet. From the enchanting Franklinia alatamaha, also known as Franklinia, with its delicate white blossoms that grace the American landscape, to the vibrant Hydrangea hortensis or French hydrangea adorning gardens with their stunning clusters of colorful petals. Nature's artistry extends further to embrace majestic trees like the Weeping Willow, whose graceful branches sway in harmony with gentle breezes. Insects play their part too; Surinam showcases an incredible variety of these tiny creatures through its captivating book "Insects of Surinam. " Venturing into different continents, we encounter Gossypium barbadense or cotton plant—its soft fibers have woven themselves into human history for centuries. The Scottish Pine Forest stands tall and proud amidst breathtaking landscapes while providing shelter for countless organisms. Traveling eastward brings us to Durio zibethinus—the infamous durian fruit—a spiky delicacy renowned for its pungent aroma and unique taste. Meanwhile, Orangier des Gênes or Arancio di Genova offers a tantalizing citrus experience with its sweet oranges bursting with refreshing flavors. Delving deeper into nature's wonders reveals Cephalotus follicularis—an Australian pitcher plant—whose carnivorous habits capture unsuspecting prey within its intricate traps. Along coastal regions thrives Banksia integrifolia or coastal banksia—a resilient beauty adorned by striking flowers that attract native wildlife. Finally, Citrus sinensis beckons us closer with its luscious sweetness—the beloved sweet orange that brightens breakfast tables worldwide. And let us not forget Emberiza calandra—the corn bunting—a charming bird whose melodious songs echo across open fields.