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Background imageEdible Collection: Coffea arabica, 1789

Coffea arabica, 1789
Coffea arabica, commonly known as coffee by Icones Plantarum Medicinalium by Joseph Jacob Plenck, 1789, volume 2, 1789, plate 130

Background imageEdible Collection: Cinera cum flore, 1613

Cinera cum flore, 1613
Illustration of Cinera cum flore, Cynara species, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basilius Besler, 1613, volume 2

Background imageEdible Collection: Fructus artischochi, 1613

Fructus artischochi, 1613
Illustration of Fructus artischochi, currently accepted as Cynara cardunculus, commonly known as artichoke. Artwork from Hortus Eystettensis by Basilius Besler, 1613, volume 2

Background imageEdible Collection: Punica granatum, L. (Common Pomegranate), 1817

Punica granatum, L. (Common Pomegranate), 1817
Original illustration of Punica granatum, commonly known as pomegranate, on watercolour and pencil on paper, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1832B, 1st July 1817

Background imageEdible Collection: Solanum lycopersicum, Tomatoes

Solanum lycopersicum, Tomatoes
Tomatoes, or Love-Apples. Illustration from Ernst Benarys Album Benary - Tab. XXIV, 1876-82. Chromolithograph

Background imageEdible Collection: Zingiber officinale, 1887

Zingiber officinale, 1887
Zingiber officinale, commonly known as ginger, from Köhler's Medizinal Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 2, plate 202

Background imageEdible Collection: Crocus sativus, 1887

Crocus sativus, 1887
Crocus sativus or commonly known as saffron from Iridaceae family. Illustration from Kohlers Medicinal Plants, Kohler Med. Pfl. (i) t. 60, 1887

Background imageEdible Collection: Zea mays, corn

Zea mays, corn (maize). Kohler, Kohlers Medicinal Plants, 1887, Plate 282

Background imageEdible Collection: Tamarindus indica, tamarind

Tamarindus indica, tamarind
Hand painted copy of an illustration of tamarind, commissioned by William Roxburgh. In his Flora Indica, Roxburgh describes this species as a magnificent tree, one of the largest in India

Background imageEdible 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 imageEdible Collection: Solanum melongena, aubergine

Solanum melongena, aubergine
Solanum melungena (Solanum melongena), aubergine (eggplant). REGNAULT Nicolas Francois (1746-c.1810) and Genevive de Nangis REGNAULT (b.1746)

Background imageEdible Collection: Solanum tuberosum, potato

Solanum tuberosum, potato. REGNAULT Nicolas Francois (1746-c.1810) and Genevive de Nangis REGNAULT (b.1746). La Botanique mise a la portee de tout le Monde

Background imageEdible Collection: Elettaria cardamomum, 1887

Elettaria cardamomum, 1887
Illustration of Elettaria cardamomum, commonly known as cardamom, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen, 1887, volume 1, plate 74

Background imageEdible Collection: Capsicums or Chilli Peppers

Capsicums or Chilli Peppers
Capsicums, or Chilli Peppers. Illustration from Ernst Benarys Album Benary - Tab. XVII, 1876-82. Chromolithograph. Album Benary, 1877

Background imageEdible Collection: Epidendrum vanille, 1774

Epidendrum vanille, 1774
Illustration of Epidendrum vanille, currently accepted as Vanilla mexicana. The illustration is from La Botanique mise a la portee de tout le Monde by Nicolas Francois Regnault (1746-c.1810)

Background imageEdible Collection: Theobroma cacao, 1887

Theobroma cacao, 1887
Chromolithograph print on paper of Theobroma cacao, showing cocoa pod and beans, from Kohler's Medicinal Plants, vol 2, plate 183, 1887

Background imageEdible Collection: Trigonella foenum-graecum, 1887

Trigonella foenum-graecum, 1887
Illustration of Trigonella foenum-graecum, commonly known as fenugreek, Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 2, plate 189

Background imageEdible Collection: Capsicum annuum, 1887

Capsicum annuum, 1887
Illustration of Capsicum annuum, commonly known as peppers, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen, 1887, volume 2, plate 35

Background imageEdible Collection: Coriandrum sativum, 1887

Coriandrum sativum, 1887
Illustration of Coriandrum sativum, commonly known as coriander, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 1, plate 45

Background imageEdible Collection: Curcuma longa, 1887

Curcuma longa, 1887
Illustration of Curcuma longa, commonly known as turmeric, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 2, plate 178

Background imageEdible Collection: Sinapis alba, 1887

Sinapis alba, 1887
Sinapis alba, commonly known as white mustard, from Köhler's Medizinal Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, vol 3, plate 276

Background imageEdible Collection: Myristica fragrans, nutmeg, 1887

Myristica fragrans, nutmeg, 1887
Illustration of Myristica fragrans, commonly known as nutmeg. from Köhlers Medicinal Plants, 1887, plate 125

Background imageEdible Collection: Lettuces

Lettuces in the student vegetable plots, RBG Kew

Background imageEdible Collection: Ribes rubrum, Ribes nigrum, 1867

Ribes rubrum, Ribes nigrum, 1867
Illustration of Ribes rubrum and Ribes nigrum, commonly known as redcurrant and blackcurrant, from Gartenflora, volume 16, plate 562, 1867

Background imageEdible Collection: Punica granatum, 1791

Punica granatum, 1791
Illustration of Punica granatum, commonly known as pomegranate, from Icones Plantarum Medicinalium by Joseph Jacob Ritter von Plenck, 1791. Illustration from volume 4, plate 376

Background imageEdible Collection: Prunus domestica, 1820

Prunus domestica, 1820
Illustration of Prunus domestica, commonly known as plum or European plum from Europas Medicinische Flora by Alois Sterler and Johann Nepomuck Mayerhoffer, 1820

Background imageEdible Collection: Feijoa sellowiana, 1898

Feijoa sellowiana, 1898
Illustration of Feijoa sellowiana commonly known as pineapple guava or feijoa, by Matilda Smith, 1898. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 124, plate 7620

Background imageEdible Collection: Passiflora edulis, 1818

Passiflora edulis, 1818
Illustration of Passiflora edulis, commonly known as passion fruit or purple granadilla, 1818. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 45, plate 1989

Background imageEdible Collection: Citrus x limon, 1846

Citrus x limon, 1846
Illustration of Citrus x limon, commonly known as lemon, from Pomologie Francaise vol 2 by Antoine Poiteau, 1846

Background imageEdible Collection: Vitis vinifera, 1846

Vitis vinifera, 1846
Illustration of Vitis vinifera, commonly known as grape vine or cultivated grape, from Pomologie Francaise by Antoine Poiteau, 1846

Background imageEdible Collection: Vaccinium macrocarpon, 1871

Vaccinium macrocarpon, 1871
Illustration of Vaccinium macrocarpon, commonly known as cranberry or American cranberry from Gartenflora by Eduard von Regel, 1871

Background imageEdible Collection: Alkekengi officinarum, 1854

Alkekengi officinarum, 1854
Illustration of Alkekengi officinarum, commonly known as Chinese lantern, physalis or bladder cherry from Flore des serres et des jardins de l Europe, 1854

Background imageEdible Collection: Allium schoenoprasum, 1788-1812

Allium schoenoprasum, 1788-1812
Illustration of Allium schoenoprasum, also known as chives, from Icones Plantarum Medicinalium by Joseph Jacob Plenck, 1788-1812, volume 3, plate 257

Background imageEdible Collection: Allium ursinum, 1838

Allium ursinum, 1838
Illustration of Allium ursinum, also known as wild garlic or ransoms, from Flora Danica by Georg Christian Oeder and Frederik Michael Liebmann, volume 13, plate 757, 1838

Background imageEdible Collection: Allium tuberosum, 1875

Allium tuberosum, 1875
Illustration of Allium tuberosum, also known as garlic chives, from Flora de Filipinas by M. Blanco, 1875, plate 87, atlas 1

Background imageEdible Collection: Agastache foeniculum, 1829

Agastache foeniculum, 1829
Illustration of Agastache foeniculum, also known as anise hyssop, from Edwards's Botanical Register, edited by John Lindley, 1829

Background imageEdible Collection: Syzygium aromaticum, 1890

Syzygium aromaticum, 1890
Syzygium aromaticum from Kohler's Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erlauterndem Texte : Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, by Franz Eugen Kohler, 1890

Background imageEdible Collection: Tanacetum parthenium, 1890

Tanacetum parthenium, 1890
Tanacetum parthenium, commonly known as feverfew from Kohler's Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erlauterndem Texte : Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, 1890

Background imageEdible Collection: Acmella oleracea, 1821

Acmella oleracea, 1821
Illustration of Acmella oleracea, also known as electric daisy, from Flore medicale des Antilles by Theodore Descourtilz, 1821, vol 1, plate 52

Background imageEdible Collection: Achillea ageratum, 1800

Achillea ageratum, 1800
Illustration of Acillea ageratum, also known as English mace, from Afbeeldingen der artseny-gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen by Zorn, 1800

Background imageEdible Collection: Glycyrrhiza glabra, 1832

Glycyrrhiza glabra, 1832
Illustration of Glycyrrhiza glabra, also known as liquorice, from Flore medicale by Francois Pierre Chaumeton, 1832

Background imageEdible Collection: Tamarindus indica, c.1825-1828

Tamarindus indica, c.1825-1828
Illustration of Tamarindus indica, also known as tamarind, from Kew Collection by Rungiah for Robert Wright, c.1825-1828

Background imageEdible Collection: Armoracia rusticana, 1822

Armoracia rusticana, 1822
Illutstration of Armoracia rusticana, also known as horseradish, from Flora Batava by Jan Kops, 1822

Background imageEdible Collection: Allium schoenoprasum, 1869

Allium schoenoprasum, 1869
Illstration of Allium schoenoprasum, also known as chives, from English Botany by James Sowerby, 1869

Background imageEdible Collection: Myristica fragrans, 1856

Myristica fragrans, 1856
Illustration of Myristica fragrans, also known as nutmeg or mace, from Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers by Charles Morren, 1856

Background imageEdible Collection: Citrus hystrix, 1819

Citrus hystrix, 1819
Illustration of Citrus hystrix, also known as makrut lime, from Traite des Arbres et Arbustes que l'on Cultive en France en Pleine Terre by Duhamel du Monceau, 1819

Background imageEdible Collection: Pimenta dioica, 1827

Pimenta dioica, 1827
Illustration of Pimenta dioica, also known as allspice, from Flore Pittoresque et Medicale des Antilles by Michel Etienne Descourtilz, 1827

Background imageEdible Collection: Crocus sativus, c. 1828

Crocus sativus, c. 1828
Illustration of Crocus sativus, also known as saffron, from Kew Collection, possibly by Vishnupersaud for John Forbes Royle, c.1828




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