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Plant Collector Collection

Background imagePlant Collector Collection: Portrait of E H Wilson

Portrait of E H Wilson
Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about 2000 of Asian plant species to the West; some sixty

Background imagePlant Collector 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 imagePlant Collector Collection: Richard Spruce

Richard Spruce (1817-1893) botanist and plant collector who was commissioned by William Hooker to transfer the cinchona (quinine) industry from South America to India

Background imagePlant Collector 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 imagePlant Collector Collection: Chamaedorea linearis, 1823-53

Chamaedorea linearis, 1823-53
Illustration of Chamaedorea linearis commonly known as, whale tail palm from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imagePlant Collector Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930)

Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about 2000 of Asian plant

Background imagePlant Collector Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson - May15th 1922

Ernest Henry Wilson - May15th 1922
Ernest Henry Wilson - 1876-1930 - May15th 1922 - Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about

Background imagePlant Collector Collection: Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820)

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), wealthy philanthropist, natural history lover, patron and first unofficial director of Kew Gardens from about 1773

Background imagePlant Collector Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson

Ernest Henry Wilson - Gardners Chronicle p.114 - Feb 25 1905 - Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H

Background imagePlant Collector Collection: Joseph Banks

Joseph Banks
Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), wealthy philanthropist, natural history lover, patron and first unofficial director of Kew Gardens from about 1773

Background imagePlant Collector Collection: Kew Plant Collector

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

Background imagePlant Collector 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 imagePlant Collector Collection: RBG Kew botanists Expedition to Jordan

RBG Kew botanists Expedition to Jordan
Kew botanists on expedition in the Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan 2001. The tree (left) is a pistachio, Pistacia vera



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