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Richard Spruce

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Filename: SpruceMaster.jpg

Size: 3160 x 4433 (5.6MB)

Date: 12th February 2015

Credit: Copyright RBG Kew

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

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

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Richard Spruce

Richard Spruce (1817-1893) botanist and plant collector who was commissioned by William Hooker to transfer the cinchona (quinine) industry from South America to India. Accompanied by Robert Cross, a Kew gardener, he successfully collected and cultivated 637 plants and 100, 000 seeds of Cinchona succirubra which were sent to India via Kew

Media ID 10645505

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