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Background imageBotanist Collection: Portrait of E H Wilson

Portrait of E H Wilson
Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about 2000 of Asian plant species to the West; some sixty

Background imageBotanist Collection: Nathaniel Wallich FRS (28 January 1786 - 28 April 1854)

Nathaniel Wallich FRS (28 January 1786 - 28 April 1854)
Drawn by Daniel Macnee, coloured chalk on paper, mounted on card. Illustration of Nathaniel Wallich FRS (28 January 1786 - 28 April 1854) a surgeon and botanist of Danish origin who worked in India

Background imageBotanist Collection: Carl von Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and taxonomist

Carl von Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and taxonomist
Swedish botanist and taxonomist Carl von Linnaeus (Carolus von Linnaeus, later Carl von Linne) 1707-1778. Artist: Mrs Anderson (fl. 1858)

Background imageBotanist Collection: Citrus hystrix, Kaffir lime

Citrus hystrix, Kaffir lime
Citrus hystrix (syn. Citrus torosa blanco). Francisco Manuel Blanco, Flora De Filipinas, 1877-1883, Barcelona. Citrus hystrix DC. Kaffir lime, (makrut lime)

Background imageBotanist Collection: Rhododendron dalhousiae

Rhododendron dalhousiae, watercolour drawing by J D Hooker

Background imageBotanist Collection: Portrait of George Bentham (1800 -1884)

Portrait of George Bentham (1800 -1884)
George Bentham (1800-1884), CMG, LLD, FRS, PLS (copy of a portrait by Lowes Cato Dickinson) by Emily Mary Merrick (attributed to) Portrait of George Bentham (1800-1884)

Background imageBotanist Collection: Joseph Dalton Hooker at work in his office, 1896

Joseph Dalton Hooker at work in his office, 1896
Drawing of Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) with books and instruments, 1896. The artist was Theodore Blake Wirgman (1848-1925). The material used is graphite, pen and ink on paper

Background imageBotanist Collection: Carl von Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and taxonomist

Carl von Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and taxonomist
Line and stipple engraving of Carl Linnaeus by Charles Edward Wagstaff, after Magnus Hallman Stipple.Linnaeus wears the Swedish Order of the Polar Star

Background imageBotanist Collection: Chamaedorea linearis, 1823-53

Chamaedorea linearis, 1823-53
Illustration of Chamaedorea linearis commonly known as, whale tail palm from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imageBotanist Collection: Sir Peter Crane of RBG Kew

Sir Peter Crane of RBG Kew on an expedition to Borneo, seen here climbing into the tree canopy of the Sabah rainforest, 2005

Background imageBotanist Collection: Joseph Rock (1884-1962)

Joseph Rock (1884-1962), a Viennese-born naturalist, author and linguist. From 1922 to 1949 he travelled through south-west China studying the flora, peoples, culture and languages of the region

Background imageBotanist Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930)

Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about 2000 of Asian plant

Background imageBotanist Collection: Adrien Rene Franchet - 1834-1900

Adrien Rene Franchet - 1834-1900
Portrait of Adrien Franchet, Bull.Soc.Bot.France (1900), French botanist, based at the Paris Museum national d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageBotanist Collection: Pere Armand David - 1826-1900

Pere Armand David - 1826-1900
Pere Armand David (1826-1900) Lazarist missionary Catholic priest, zoologist and botanist

Background imageBotanist Collection: D. Oliver, Otto Stapf, W. Botting Hemsley, J. G. Baker

D. Oliver, Otto Stapf, W. Botting Hemsley, J. G. Baker. The first four Keepers of the Herbarium, RBG Kew, photographed in 1916

Background imageBotanist Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson - May15th 1922

Ernest Henry Wilson - May15th 1922
Ernest Henry Wilson - 1876-1930 - May15th 1922 - Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about

Background imageBotanist Collection: Joseph Rock and Elizabeth McClintock

Joseph Rock and Elizabeth McClintock
Joseph Rock 1884-1962 - China Explorer aged 78 in Honolulu - with Elizabeth McClintock. Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884, ?? 1962) was an Austrian-American explorer, geographer, linguist and botanist

Background imageBotanist Collection: Henry Fletcher Hance

Henry Fletcher Hance
Dr. Henry Fletcher Hance - (1827-1886 ) photographed in 1867, botanist and diplomat who worked in Hong Kong, Whampoa and Canton, China, on diplomatic roles

Background imageBotanist Collection: Rhododendron cinnabarinum

Rhododendron cinnabarinum
Watercolour drawing of Rhododendron cinnabarinum by Joseph Dalton Hooker. Kew Collection

Background imageBotanist Collection: Botanist Mary Ruth Fussel Jackson Taylor, RBG Kew, 1939

Botanist Mary Ruth Fussel Jackson Taylor, RBG Kew, 1939
Botanist Mary Ruth Fussel Jackson Taylor, working in the Herbarium, RBG Kew, 1939

Background imageBotanist Collection: John Davenport Snowden and wife, Uganda 1916

John Davenport Snowden and wife, Uganda 1916
John Davenport Snowden, botanical explorer and plant collector, with his wife, standing outside their tent at a camp near Kampala, Uganda, in 1916

Background imageBotanist Collection: Emile Bretschneider M. D. 1833-1901 - St Petersburg Nov 15 1883

Emile Bretschneider M. D. 1833-1901 - St Petersburg Nov 15 1883
Emile Vasilievic Bretschneider M.D. - Physician of the Mission Legation, Peking - St Petersburg Nov 15 1883. Emil Bretschneider (1833-1901) physician, botanist and sinologist

Background imageBotanist Collection: Victor Lemoine c. 1899

Victor Lemoine c. 1899
Victor Lemoine 1823 - 1911 c.1899. Portrait of Victor Lemoine Revue Horticole (1912). Victor Lemoine was a French hybridist plant breeder and nurseryman

Background imageBotanist Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson

Ernest Henry Wilson - Gardners Chronicle p.114 - Feb 25 1905 - Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H

Background imageBotanist Collection: Maurice de Vilmorin

Maurice de Vilmorin
Portrait of Maurice de Vilmorin (1849-1918) French seed producer

Background imageBotanist Collection: Sir William Hooker

Sir William Hooker (1785-1865). Botanist, illustrator and the first public Director of Kew Gardens 1841. He also held the post of Regius Professor of Botany in Glasgow in 1820

Background imageBotanist Collection: Kaspar Maria von Sternberg, 1832

Kaspar Maria von Sternberg, 1832
Lithograph of Kaspar Maria von Sternberg (1761-1838) who was one of the first paleobotanists and one of the founders of the National Museum in Prague, where his collection now resides

Background imageBotanist Collection: Kew Plant Collector

Kew Plant Collector
RBG Kew botanist collecting seeds on an expedition to Tasmania, Australia, 2005

Background imageBotanist Collection: Seed Collection in the Namibian Desert

Seed Collection in the Namibian Desert
Sesriem to Sossusvlei, RBG Kew botanists seed collecting expedition to Namibia, 2007

Background imageBotanist Collection: Studying Kniphofia (red hot pokers) on an RBG Kew expedition to Malawi

Studying Kniphofia (red hot pokers) on an RBG Kew expedition to Malawi
A botanist from RBG Kew studies a Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker flower) in the field, Malawi, southeastern Africa, 2007

Background imageBotanist Collection: RBG Kew expedition to Malawi

RBG Kew expedition to Malawi
RBG Kew botanist begins the day on expedition to Mozambique, 2007

Background imageBotanist Collection: RBG Kew plant collecting expedition to Jordan

RBG Kew plant collecting expedition to Jordan
Michiel Van Slageren, RBG botanist collecting seeds and plants on an expedition to the Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan, 2001

Background imageBotanist Collection: RBG Kew expedition to the British Virgin Islands, 2000

RBG Kew expedition to the British Virgin Islands, 2000
A botanist taking notes on an RBG Kew expedition to the British Virgin Islands, 2000

Background imageBotanist Collection: Plant Pressing in Camp, Brunei

Plant Pressing in Camp, Brunei
A botanist from RBG Kew pressing plants collected on an RBG Kew expedition to Brunei, 1990

Background imageBotanist Collection: W. Botting Hemsley

W. Botting Hemsley, 29 Dec 1843 - Oct 7 1924 - (1893) botanist

Background imageBotanist Collection: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
Exposure and contrast adjusted image from an original portrait of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

Background imageBotanist Collection: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Director of Kew Gardens

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Director of Kew Gardens
Portrait of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

Background imageBotanist Collection: John Lindley

John Lindley English botanist Foremost British orchidologist of the nineteenth century 1799 - 1865 Royal Horticultural Society collection photograph portrait




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