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Natural History Gallery

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Choose from 9 images in our Natural History collection.


The Rhododendron Dell, Kew Gardens
The Rhododendron Dell, Kew Gardens
Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861
Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861
Artocarpus altilis
Artocarpus altilis
Directors House and Garden, Kew. Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer and Harriet Anne Thiselton-Dyer
Directors House and Garden, Kew. Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer and Harriet Anne Thiselton-Dyer
House of Walter Haydon, curator of the botanic station at Kotu in Gambia
House of Walter Haydon, curator of the botanic station at Kotu in Gambia
The Palm House, Kew Gardens
The Palm House, Kew Gardens
Sir William Hooker
Sir William Hooker
Miss Cotton posing on the leaf of giant waterlily Kew Gardens, 1923
Miss Cotton posing on the leaf of giant waterlily Kew Gardens, 1923
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861 Featured Image

Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861

Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, photographed on arrival in Ootacamund, southern India, 9 April 1861. Collected by Richard Spruce in Ecuador, the plants were received by WIlliam McIvor, a former Kew gardener, who was superintendent of the Botanic Garden in Ootacamund, where he successfully cultivated the red bark trees. Extracts of the bark of Cinchona produced quinine, a malaria medicine

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