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Choose from 28 images in our Stem collection.


Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849
Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849
Roses (Rosa multiflora or Rosa polyantha), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Roses (Rosa multiflora or Rosa polyantha), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Poppy (Papaver), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Poppy (Papaver), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Study of Coco de Mer - Lodicea sechellarum
Study of Coco de Mer - Lodicea sechellarum
Buddleia colvilei, Smith M
Buddleia colvilei, Smith M
Buddleia crispa, Fitch W
Buddleia crispa, Fitch W
Cissus rhombifolia
Cissus rhombifolia
Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Disa uniflora (Pride of Table Mountain), 1841
Disa uniflora (Pride of Table Mountain), 1841
Dendrobium nobile (Noble orchid), 1837
Dendrobium nobile (Noble orchid), 1837
Dendrobium bigibbum, 1877
Dendrobium bigibbum, 1877
Brachystelma barberiae, 1866
Brachystelma barberiae, 1866
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

Anemone hupehensis
Anemone hupehensis
628. Wild Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo
628. Wild Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo
Agaricus campestris, field mushroom
Agaricus campestris, field mushroom
Acacia retinodes
Acacia retinodes
Cyphomandra betacea - Tamarillo - Tree Tomato
Cyphomandra betacea - Tamarillo - Tree Tomato
Commidendrum rugosum
Commidendrum rugosum
Abutilon Boule De Neige
Abutilon Boule De Neige
Rhododendron macgregoriae
Rhododendron macgregoriae
Ipomoea horsfalliae var. briggsii
Ipomoea horsfalliae var. briggsii
Vitis
Vitis
Dendrobium orchid
Dendrobium orchid
Bromeliaceae
Bromeliaceae
628. Wild Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo Featured Image

628. Wild Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo

In the centre the handsome Coelogyne asperata, Lindl., with the young inflorescences of a plant of the ginger family behind ; Pitchers of a species of Nepenthes, and the small purple flowered Dendrobiumn secundum, Wall., lying in front

© RBG KEW

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Yuzu, (Citrus junos), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Yuzu, (Citrus junos), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Pandanus microcarpus
Pandanus microcarpus
Sorbus eminens
Sorbus eminens
Flowers
Flowers