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Dr R. Melville, scientist at Kew, 1940's

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Dr R. Melville, scientist at Kew, working under Dr Hutchinson, Keeper of Museums, during the 1940's, is seen here scraping pollen onto glass from a South African marigold. This became part of the National Reference Collection identifying pollen that triggered hayfever. Melville was one of Kew's representatives on the British Ministry of Supply's Vegetable Drugs Committee, advising on plant sources for drugs.

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Media ID 10645412

Date: 12th February 2015

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Owner URL: http://www.kew.org/

Credit: Copyright RBG Kew

Filename: p140 006838LA20120830-116 Pollinating v2.jpg

Image Size: 3598 x 5076 Pixels

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