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Study of Coco de Mer - Lodicea sechellarum
Study of Coco de Mer - Lodicea sechellarum
Bulbophyllum nocturnum J.J.Verm
Bulbophyllum nocturnum J.J.Verm
Buddleia colvilei, Smith M
Buddleia colvilei, Smith M
Buddleia crispa, Fitch W
Buddleia crispa, Fitch W
Carl von Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and taxonomist
Carl von Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and taxonomist
Heracleum mantegazzianum - Giant Hogweed
Heracleum mantegazzianum - Giant Hogweed
Anemone hupehensis
Anemone hupehensis
628. Wild Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo
628. Wild Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo
Cornus nuttallii x florida
Cornus nuttallii x florida
Atropa belladonna - Deadly nightshade
Atropa belladonna - Deadly nightshade
Acacia retinodes
Acacia retinodes
Commidendrum rugosum
Commidendrum rugosum
Study of Coco de Mer - Lodicea sechellarum Featured Image

Study of Coco de Mer - Lodicea sechellarum

Illustration of the germinating nut, a snake twined around one of the trees and also a drawing of the cross section of the nut. The illustration includes hand written notes by Gordon on different aspects of the plant.
Major Charles George Gordon, (Charley Gordon and later Chinese Gordon') was one of the most celebrated soldiers and diplomats of the Victorian era. A somewhat eccentric character, Gladstone described him as a hero, and a "hero of heroes". His violent death at Khartoum was commemorated by George William Joy's painting General Gordon's Last Stand (1885). Sir Joseph Hooker enlisted Gordon's services in the collection of plants while Charles was appointed Governor of the Egyptian Equatorial Provinces. In 1881, Gordon went as Commanding Royal Engineer to Mauritius, and while visiting the Seychelles became interested in the Coco-de-mer. Specimens of both this tree and the breadfruit tree were sent by Gordon to Kew. In 1882 Gordon also sent an illustrated letter to Kew outlining the possibility of the Seychelles being the site of the Biblical Garden of Eden, also suggesting that the breadfruit tree was the Tree of Life and the Coc-de-Mer the Tree of Knowledge

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Abutilon Boule De Neige
Abutilon Boule De Neige
Rhododendron macgregoriae
Rhododendron macgregoriae
Ipomoea horsfalliae var. briggsii
Ipomoea horsfalliae var. briggsii
774. A Natural Fernery in Victoria
774. A Natural Fernery in Victoria
Bluebells in Bethlehem Wood
Bluebells in Bethlehem Wood