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Roots Collection

Background imageRoots Collection: Zingiber officinale, 1887

Zingiber officinale, 1887
Zingiber officinale, commonly known as ginger, from Köhler's Medizinal Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 2, plate 202

Background imageRoots Collection: Zea mays, corn

Zea mays, corn (maize). Kohler, Kohlers Medicinal Plants, 1887, Plate 282

Background imageRoots Collection: Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849

Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849
Illustration of Dendrobium kingianum engraved by Samuel Holden from Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton, vol 12, 1834-1849

Background imageRoots Collection: Curcuma longa, 1887

Curcuma longa, 1887
Illustration of Curcuma longa, commonly known as turmeric, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 2, plate 178

Background imageRoots Collection: Iriartea deltoidea, 1823-53

Iriartea deltoidea, 1823-53
Illustration of Iriartea deltoidea, commonly known as bombona, pambil, pona palm, from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imageRoots Collection: Licuala triphylla, 1850

Licuala triphylla, 1850
Illustration of Licuala triphylla, commonly known as fan palm, by unknown Indian artist from Palms of British East India by William Griffith and John McClelland, 1850

Background imageRoots Collection: Vanda ampullacea, 1834-1849

Vanda ampullacea, 1834-1849
Illustration of Vanda ampullacea engraved by Samuel Holden from Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton, vol 13, 1834-1849

Background imageRoots Collection: Brachystelma barberiae, 1866

Brachystelma barberiae, 1866
Orginal drawing of Brachystelma barberiae (plate 5607), Curtiss Botanical Magazine, 1866

Background imageRoots Collection: Moss on the roots of trees at the Francis Rose Reserve, Wakehurst Place. This is

Moss on the roots of trees at the Francis Rose Reserve, Wakehurst Place. This is the first nature reserve devoted to cryptogams (mosses, lichens and ferns)

Background imageRoots Collection: Francis Rose Reserve, Wakehurst

Francis Rose Reserve, Wakehurst
Moss on the roots of trees at the Francis Rose Reserve, Wakehurst Place. This is the first nature reserve devoted to cryptogams (mosses, lichens and ferns)

Background imageRoots Collection: Thymus vulgaris, 1887

Thymus vulgaris, 1887
Illustration of Thymus vulgaris, commonly known as thyme, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 2, plate 185

Background imageRoots Collection: Allium cepa, onion

Allium cepa, onion
Allium cepa. Onion. Illustration from Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thome, Vol. 1, 1886. Tab. 124 T.124

Background imageRoots Collection: 684. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Sacred Lotus in Java

684. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Sacred Lotus in Java
The roots and seeds of Nelumbium speciosum, Willd. were eaten by the Egyptians in the time of Herodotus, as they are at the present time in India; but it long ago disappeared from Egypt-how long ago

Background imageRoots Collection: Capsicum annuum, chilli

Capsicum annuum, chilli pepper. REGNAULT Nicolas Francois (1746-c.1810) and Genevive de Nangis REGNAULT (b.1746). La Botanique mise a la portee de tout le Monde

Background imageRoots Collection: 665. Banyan Trees at Buitenzorg, Java

665. Banyan Trees at Buitenzorg, Java
Roots descend from the branches of this tree (Ficus bengalensis, L.), on all sides, and after penetrating the ground they enlarge and grow into stems three or four feet or more in girth

Background imageRoots Collection: 178. Snake Tree and Bamboos, on Spanish River, Jamaica

178. Snake Tree and Bamboos, on Spanish River, Jamaica
The botanical name of the Snake Tree has not been ascertained. It is so called on account of its twining aerial roots

Background imageRoots Collection: Good King Henry

Good King Henry
Chenopodium bonus Henricus, Good King Henry. REGNAULT Nicolas Francois (1746-c.1810) and Genevive de Nangis REGNAULT (b.1746)

Background imageRoots Collection: 404. Root Parasites and Blue Blepharis, Port Elizabeth

404. Root Parasites and Blue Blepharis, Port Elizabeth
As may be seen, these brilliantly coloured plants have no green leaves; and they have no need of them, because they draw their nourishment from the roots of other plants upon which they fasten as



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