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Cinchona bark specimens
Cinchona bark specimens
Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861
Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861
Microscopical observations of cinchona bark and seedlings, 1862
Microscopical observations of cinchona bark and seedlings, 1862
Harvesting and processing cinchona bark on a Java plantation
Harvesting and processing cinchona bark on a Java plantation
Cinchona calisaya var. ledgeriana, 1869
Cinchona calisaya var. ledgeriana, 1869
Plate XVI. Gathering Bark in a Peruvian Forest, 1867
Plate XVI. Gathering Bark in a Peruvian Forest, 1867
A cinchona forest in Latin America, 1880
A cinchona forest in Latin America, 1880
Cinchona anglica, 1869
Cinchona anglica, 1869
The Cinchona Region of South America, 1862
The Cinchona Region of South America, 1862
Cinchona calisaya var. ledgeriana, 1862
Cinchona calisaya var. ledgeriana, 1862
Cinchona officinalis, 1869
Cinchona officinalis, 1869
Cinchona calisaya, 1862
Cinchona calisaya, 1862
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

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

Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882
Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882
The Temperate House
The Temperate House