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Background imageFood 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 imageFood Collection: Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree, and Black Coc

Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree, and Black Cockatoo.-Macadamia ternifolia, F. Muell. belongs to the Proteaceae, and is closely allied to Helicia

Background imageFood 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 imageFood 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 imageFood Collection: Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804

Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804
Illustration of Corypha taliera, by unknown Indian artist, 1795 - 1804. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh, Kew Collection, c. 1795 - 1804

Background imageFood 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 imageFood Collection: Solanum lycopersicum, Tomatoes

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

Background imageFood 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 imageFood Collection: Oryza sativa, L. (Rice)

Oryza sativa, L. (Rice)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageFood Collection: Citrus acida, R

Citrus acida, R
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageFood Collection: Artocarpus altilis, 1828

Artocarpus altilis, 1828
Hand-coloured engraving by Rev. Lansdown Guilding, 1828. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 55, plate 2869. Current accepted plant name is Artocarpus altilis

Background imageFood Collection: Zea mays, corn

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

Background imageFood Collection: Urania speciosa Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Traveller s

Urania speciosa Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Traveller s
Watercolour on paper, undated (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageFood 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 imageFood 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 imageFood 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 imageFood 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 imageFood 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 imageFood Collection: Areca catechu, L. (Betelnut, pinang, areca nut)

Areca catechu, L. (Betelnut, pinang, areca nut)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageFood Collection: Zingiber officinale, Roscoe (Ginger)

Zingiber officinale, Roscoe (Ginger)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageFood Collection: No. 767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya

No. 767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya
Oil on board, no date. Study of the Bunya-Bunya. This noble Conifer, Araucaria Bidwillii, Hook. is perhaps the most valuable food-tree indigenous in Australia

Background imageFood 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 imageFood Collection: Garden visitors inspect the Demonstration Plot at RBG Kew, during WWII

Garden visitors inspect the Demonstration Plot at RBG Kew, during WWII
Garden visitors inspect the vegetables in the Demonstration Plot, Kew Gardens, during World War II. Visitor numbers increased between 1941

Background imageFood 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 imageFood 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 imageFood 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 imageFood 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 imageFood 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 imageFood 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 imageFood 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 imageFood 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 imageFood Collection: Vegetables growing in the Demonstration Plot, RBG Kew, WWII

Vegetables growing in the Demonstration Plot, RBG Kew, WWII
Vegetables growing in the Demonstration Plot, RBG Kew, during World War II. The Model Allotment Plan initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture was designed to provide a household of five people with a

Background imageFood Collection: Dioscorea aculeata, Roxb

Dioscorea aculeata, Roxb
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815).Yam

Background imageFood Collection: Lettuces

Lettuces in the student vegetable plots, RBG Kew

Background imageFood Collection: Aubergine

Aubergine
Melanzana fructu pallido, Hortus Eystettensis, Vol. 2, 1613, Basilius Besler. Aubergine or eggplant

Background imageFood Collection: Rosmarinus officinalis, 1887

Rosmarinus officinalis, 1887
Illustration of Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 2, plate 167

Background imageFood Collection: Thymus vulgaris, 1887

Thymus vulgaris, 1887
Illustration of Thymus vulgaris, commonly known as thyme, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 2, plate 185

Background imageFood Collection: Cucumis sativus, cucumber

Cucumis sativus, cucumber. Joseph Jacob Plenck, Icones Plantarum Medicinal, Vol. 7, 1803. Tab. 698 t. 698

Background imageFood Collection: Agaricus campestris, field mushroom

Agaricus campestris, field mushroom
Agaricus campestris. Field mushroom, meadow mushroom. Illustration from Coloured figures of English fungi or mushrooms, London, 1797 - 1803 by James Sowerby, Vol. 3, 1801. Tab. 305, t. 305

Background imageFood Collection: Allium cepa, onion

Allium cepa, onion
Allium cepa. Onion. Illustration from Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thome, Vol. 1, 1886. Tab. 124 T.124

Background imageFood Collection: Flowers and Fruit of Prunus mume

Flowers and Fruit of Prunus mume from " The Useful Plants of Japan, described and illustrated" published by the Agricultural Society of Japan, 1895

Background imageFood Collection: World War II, Kew Gardens: Talk at the Demonstration plot about growing your own food

World War II, Kew Gardens: Talk at the Demonstration plot about growing your own food
Sydney Albert Pearce, Assistant Curator of the Decorative Department, gives a talk at the Demonstration Plot in front of Kew Palace, 1940

Background imageFood Collection: Brassica oleracea Kamome Red

Brassica oleracea Kamome Red
ornamental kale

Background imageFood Collection: Garcinia pedunculata, Roxb

Garcinia pedunculata, Roxb
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageFood Collection: Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century)

Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageFood Collection: Cucumis utilissimus, Roxb

Cucumis utilissimus, Roxb
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageFood Collection: Garcinia mangostana, Willd

Garcinia mangostana, Willd
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh

Background imageFood Collection: The Breadfruit, painted at Singapore

The Breadfruit, painted at Singapore
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, ; The Breadfruit, Artocarpus incisa, Linn




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