Richard Spruce

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Richard Spruce (1817-1893) botanist and plant collector who was commissioned by William Hooker to transfer the cinchona (quinine) industry from South America to India. Accompanied by Robert Cross, a Kew gardener, he successfully collected and cultivated 637 plants and 100,000 seeds of Cinchona succirubra which were sent to India via Kew.

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Date: 12th February 2015

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Credit: Copyright RBG Kew

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Associated Categories: History

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