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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 plants pictured are 8 -10 years old. The outer bark has been shaved and the trunks covered with grass to encourage the regrowth of the bark, from which quinine alkaloids were extracted for use as a malaria medicine

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The Larkworthy Table - made from New Zealand woods, and inlaid with 37 species of New Zealand ferns. Table was exhibited at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London in 1886

fern table in the directors house Table Presented to Kew by Miss E.Rose Larkworthy, 1945. In remembrance of Falconer Larkworthy. See File 291B No.22 - The background of the table top is probably figured Totara (Podocarpus totara), with some of the larger inlays of Rewa (Knightia excelsa) and Kauri (Agathis australis). The light coloured wood is probably White Pine or Kahikatea (Podocarpus dacrydiodes) and the wood used for reddish brown inlays Rimu or Red Pine (Dacrydium cupressinum).
- The table has undergone major restoration in 1992 at David Horden's workshop;most notably a large crack running through the centre of the table was repaired. See file QL291B No.22
The background of the table top is probably figured Totara (Podocarpus totara), with some of the larger inlays of Rewa (Knightia excelsa) and Kauri (Agathis australis). The light coloured wood is probably White Pine or Kahikatea (Podocarpus dacrydiodes) and the wood used for reddish brown inlays Rimu or Red Pine (Dacrydium cupressinum). Fern table in the directors house Table Presented to Kew by Miss E.Rose Larkworthy, 1945. In remembrance of Falconer Larkworthy. See File 291B No.22 - The background of the table top is probably figured Totara (Podocarpus totara), with some of the larger inlays of Rewa (Knightia excelsa) and Kauri (Agathis australis). The light coloured wood is probably White Pine or Kahikatea (Podocarpus dacrydiodes) and the wood used for reddish brown inlays Rimu or Red Pine (Dacrydium cupressinum).
- The table has undergone major restoration in 1992 at David Horden's workshop;most notably a large crack running through the centre of the table was repaired. See file QL291B No.22

© RBG KEW