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Background imageHorizontal Collection: Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew

Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew
The frozen vaults of the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew

Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew
Staff wearing protective clothing in the frozen vaults of the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Mesembryanthemum simplex, 1793

Mesembryanthemum simplex, 1793
Watercolour and pencil on paper by Francis Masson, 1793. Field sketch made by Masson in the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageHorizontal Collection: The Treetop Walkway, RBG Kew

The Treetop Walkway, RBG Kew
The Treetop Walkway in the Arboretum, RBG Kew

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793

Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793
Watercolour on paper of Mesembryanthemum digitatum by Francis Masson, 1772-1793. The inscription mentions Dactylopsis digitata which is an old synonym the current accepted plant name

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Vaults at the Millennium Seed Bank

Vaults at the Millennium Seed Bank
Photo of Seed Collections staff in the vaults at the Millennium Seed Bank, Wakehurst, 2009. The Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) is a growing collection of seeds from around the world

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Bee Orchid

Bee Orchid
Photograph of Ophrys apifera at Kew Gardens, commonly known as bee orchid, June 2010

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Angraecum sesquipedale, 1870

Angraecum sesquipedale, 1870
Angraecum sesquipedale by John Day, 30 November, 1870. Artwork from John Day's Scrapbook volume 16, page 39

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Coelogyne cristata, 1877

Coelogyne cristata, 1877
Watercolour illustration of Coelogyne cristata by John Day, 19 January 1877. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 20, page 69

Background imageHorizontal Collection: RBG Kew expedition to Cameroon

RBG Kew expedition to Cameroon, 1995. Between 1995-2003, several RBG Kew-National Herbarium of Cameroon (HNC) teams combed the forest, supported by local conservation NGOs and Earthwatch volunteers

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Tuber melanosporum, 1847-1855

Tuber melanosporum, 1847-1855
Illustration of Tuber melanosporum, also known as truffle, from Illustrations of British Mycology by Anna Maria Hussey, 1847-1855

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Amaryllis belladonna, 1804

Amaryllis belladonna, 1804
Illustration of Amaryllis belladonna, commonly known as belladonna lily or Jersey lily. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1804

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Nerine bowdenii, 1907

Nerine bowdenii, 1907
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1807. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 113, plate 8117

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Paphiopedilum niveum (Asian slipper orchid), 1883

Paphiopedilum niveum (Asian slipper orchid), 1883
Watercolour illustration of Paphiopedilum niveum by John Day, 26 April 1883. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 35, page 5

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Oncidium alexandra (Princess Alexandras oncidium), 1882-1897

Oncidium alexandra (Princess Alexandras oncidium), 1882-1897
Lithograph on paper by John Nugent Fitch from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Dendrobium bigibbum, 1877

Dendrobium bigibbum, 1877
Watercolour illustration of Dendrobium bigibbum by John Day, 18 September 1877. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 22, page 59

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1849

Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1849
Illustration of Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1849. Artwork from Flore des Serres et des Jardin de l Europe by Louis Van Houtte, volume 5; p. 430

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Anguloa clowesii (Tulip orchid), 1866

Anguloa clowesii (Tulip orchid), 1866
Watercolour illustration of Anguloa clowesii by John Day, 4 August 1866. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, vol 5, p. 11. Accompanying notes state that the specimen was " from a plant imported

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Amanita rubescens, 1847-1855

Amanita rubescens, 1847-1855
Illustration of Amanita rubescens, also known as blusher mushroom, from Illustrations of British Mycology by Anna Maria Hussey, plate 23, 1847-1855

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Pseudoinonotus dryadeus, 1847-1855

Pseudoinonotus dryadeus, 1847-1855
Illustration of Pseudoinonotus dryadeus, also known as oak bracket, from Illustrations of British Mycology by Anna Maria Hussey, plate 21, 1847-1855

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Hydnum repandum, 1847-1855

Hydnum repandum, 1847-1855
Illustration of Hydnum repandum, also known as sweet tooth or wood hedgehog, from Illustrations of British Mycology by Anna Maria Hussey, t.16, 1847-1855

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Morchella esculenta, 1847-1855

Morchella esculenta, 1847-1855
Illustration of Morchella esculenta, also known as common morel, from Illustrations of British Mycology by Anna Maria Hussy, 1847-1855

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Mitrula paludosa, 1847-1855

Mitrula paludosa, 1847-1855
Illustration of Mitrula paludosa, an ascomycete, also known as bog beacon, from Anna Maria Hussey, Illustrations of British Mycology, 1847-1855

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Pholiota squarrosa, 1847-1855

Pholiota squarrosa, 1847-1855
Illustration of Pholiota squarrosa, also known as shaggy scalycap, from Illustratons of British Mycology by Anna Maria Hussey, 1847-1855

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Grifolia frondosa, 1847-1855

Grifolia frondosa, 1847-1855
Illustration of Grifolia frondosa, commonly known as hen-of-the-woods by Anna Maria Hussey from Illustrations of British Mycology, 1847-1855

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Cantharellus cibarius, 1847-1855

Cantharellus cibarius, 1847-1855
Illustration of Cantharellus cibarius, also known as chantarelle, from Illustrations of British Mycology by Anna Maria Hussey, 1847-1855

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Tafeln 4, 1831-1846

Tafeln 4, 1831-1846
Illustration of fungi, Tafeln 4 from Naturgetreue abbildungen und beschreibungen der essbaren, schadlichen und verdachtigen schwamme by J. V. Krombholz, 1831-1846

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Tafein 6, 1831-1846

Tafein 6, 1831-1846
Illustration of fungi, Tafein 6 from Naturgetreue Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Essbaren, Schadlichen und Verdachtigen Schwamme, by J. V. Krombholz, 1831-1846

Background imageHorizontal Collection: A cinchona forest in Latin America, 1880

A cinchona forest in Latin America, 1880
A cinchona forest in Latin America, from Illustrated Travels: A Record of Discovery, Geography, and Adventure, edited by H.W. Bates, 1880

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Milla uniflora, 1834

Milla uniflora, 1834
Current accepted plant name is Ipheion uniflorum, commonly known as Tristagma uniflorum, spring starflower or springstar. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by James MacNab, 1834

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Barkeria spectabilis, 1877

Barkeria spectabilis, 1877
Watercolour illustration of Barkeria spectabilis by John Day, 19 June 1877. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 22, page 1

Background imageHorizontal 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 imageHorizontal Collection: The Broadwalk, RBG Kew

The Broadwalk, RBG Kew
Visitors enjoy the hot colours in the summer Broadwalk bedding displays, RBG Kew

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Aquatic Garden

Aquatic Garden with waterlilies in flower, RBG Kew

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Deforestation in Brunei

Deforestation in Brunei
Deforestation, logging truck, Berakas, Brunei

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Seed storage in the vault of the Millennium Seed Bank

Seed storage in the vault of the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB)at RBG Kews Wakehurst site in West Sussex, UK.The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is the largest ex situ plant conservation programme in

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Kew Plant Collector

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

Background imageHorizontal 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 imageHorizontal 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 imageHorizontal Collection: Plant hunter, Mozambique, southern Africa

Plant hunter, Mozambique, southern Africa
Kew botanist carrying a plant press for plant specimen collected on an expedition to Mozambique, southern Africa

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Botanists camp on an expedition to Mozambique

Botanists camp on an expedition to Mozambique
RBG Kew botanists camp on an expedition to Mozambique, southern Africa

Background imageHorizontal Collection: RBG Kew expedition to Malawi

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

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Michiel van Slageren and the team collecting Scirpus and Cyperus

Michiel van Slageren and the team collecting Scirpus and Cyperus, on an expedition to Mali

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Baobab (Adansonia) and Sisal (Agave sisalana) near Berenty nature reserve, Madagascar

Baobab (Adansonia) and Sisal (Agave sisalana) near Berenty nature reserve, Madagascar

Background imageHorizontal 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 imageHorizontal 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 imageHorizontal Collection: Seed cleaning at CNSF Ouagadougou

Seed cleaning at CNSF Ouagadougou
Seed cleaning at Centre National de semences forestières (CNSF), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. RBG Kew expeditions

Background imageHorizontal Collection: Logging, Malaysia

Logging, Malaysia
Logging on the road to Maliau Basin Conservation Area, Sabah, Malaysia




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