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Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India,1861

Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India,1861. © RBG KEW

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Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, photographed on arrival in Ootacamund, southern India, 9 April 1861. Collected by Richard Spruce in Ecuador, the plants were received by WIlliam McIvor, a former Kew gardener, who was superintendent of the Botanic Garden in Ootacamund, where he successfully cultivated the red bark trees. Extracts of the bark of Cinchona produced quinine, a malaria medicine.

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Date: 12th February 2015

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