Ceylon 1955 Reel 8 of 24


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Film Description:Reel 8 of 24
Unedited travelogue
Botanical Gardens
Road to Ratnapura


1955: Reel 8: Ceylon [Sri Lanka]. July 23-25. Kandy. Botanical Garden. Road to Ratnapura.

Sensitive plant; see how petals close when touched.
Royal palm avenue.
Base of royal palms --bottle shaped.
Parasite tree (Fincus) around oil palm.
Top view; palms emerging from parasite tree; palm does not die.
Wormia, yellow-white conical center.
Cottage Rim Avenue.
Cattleya Adendie-Brazil-dark pink.
Butterfly orchid.
Rendrobium- May Queen purple.
Star Orchid-Ceylon- Pink white, yellow center.
Lady Slipper. Yellow. Two stamens, red at base.
Poison creeper. Gloria ossia.
Spider orchid-red, 5 petals. Center yellow with two dark spots which makes it look like a spider.
Light purple, dark pink lower tongue, yellow center. Miss Joaquin.
Scorpion orchid, yellow and red.
Green orchid, 18".
Rendrobium Moschantum. Yellow cup center, dark red inside.
Ground orchid, 5 petals, yellow with dark specks.
Bamboo orchid, leaves like bamboo, deep purple, lower lip, touch of yellow.
Dragon orchid, 5 petals, brown and yellow.
Light yellow, 5 petals, slightly tangential striped red center, no common name: Odontandenia speciosai --South America.
Ground orchid, pink, five petals.
Balsam orchid, clump, long needles, pink.
Balsam orchid--distant view.
Donkey head. Long green leaf.
Velvet-leaf, white streaks, green.
General view of walk.
Monkey tail.
Hanging red flower. Queen of the flowers, Lady Amherst.
General view; Christmas tree and general picture. (Note: in Botanical Garden from 8:40-12:45)
Elephants carrying logs.
Elephants bathing and getting scrubbed.
Trimming nails .(Note: end of trunk, just projection above water level. )
Scenes on way to Anuradhapura, (Note: framework of building, two other houses, termite hill. )
Digging a well. (Note: shade protection above crank operator,)
Video Category:Travelogue
Film Creator:Watson Kintner
Topics:Sri Lanka, Kandy, Botanical gardens, Gardens, Ratnapura area
Tags: Botanical gardens | Gardens | Kandy | Ratnapura area | Sri Lanka
Rights:All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org.

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