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Francis Buchanan’s Bengal Survey botanical drawings and specimens reunited after 203 years

…had added pencil annotations identifying these subgroups, three of which are relevant to the present story. The self-explanatory ‘Buchanan’ and ‘Hamilton’ collections (Buchanan changed his name to Hamilton, in 1818,…

Francis Buchanan Hamilton Exhibition Flyer v2

Plant drawings launch a celebration of 200 years of Nepal-UK relations

…facebook page. The first natural history collections from Nepal were made by Dr Francis Buchanan (later known as Buchanan-Hamilton) in 1802–03, whilst surgeon-naturalist on the British Mission led by Captain…

Botanical Drawings made in Nepal for Nathaniel Wallich in 1821 by Vishnupersaud and Gorachand

…for John Forbes Royle at the Saharunpur Botanic Garden, and 100 for Francis Buchanan on the Bengal Survey. ‘Carey’ proves to be a red herring: none of the drawings has…

Iris clarkei

…    https://stories.rbge.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Iris-clarkei.mp3   RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet Accession Number: 19371008 Scientific Name: Iris clarkei Baker ex Hook.f. Family: Iridaceae Genus: Iris Epithet: clarkei Collector: Ludlow, Francis & Sherriff,…

Rhododendron thomsonii

…Collections Accession Factsheet Accession Number: 19370196 Scientific Name: Rhododendron thomsonii Hook.f. ssp. thomsonii Family: Ericaceae Genus: Rhododendron Epithet: thomsonii Collector: Ludlow, Francis & Sherriff, George Year: 1936 Origin: Outer China…

Moutan Paeonies

…Paeoniaceae Genus: Paeonia Epithet: suffruticosa Collector: Rock, Joseph Francis Charles Plant: 19599781C Location: /Living Collections/Unplaced Plant: 19599781B Location: /Living Collections/Unplaced Plant: 19599781E Location: /Living Collections/Unplaced Plant: 19599781D Location: /Living Collections/Inverleith/W10/ZZP030…

Nepalese Ambassador visits the Botanics

…long connection with Nepal, dating back to 1802 when Dr Francis Buchanan-Hamilton made the first scientific collections of plants from the Kathmandu Valley. Known as the Father of Nepalese Botany,…

The Coat of Arms of Pope Francis

The Coat of Arms of Pope Francis © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana…

Scots “Father of Nepali Botany” to Feature on BBC Nepali Service

…the first Western scientists to be able to explore Nepal was the Scottish physician and botanist Francis Buchanan-Hamilton. Mark Watson, who heads up the Flora of Nepal project at the…

Happy Birthday India: or, the changing names of a Himalayan sumach

…Cottage, in which John Hope lectured to William Roxburgh and Francis Buchanan-Hamilton, pioneers in the exploration of the Indian flora, it would also be good if it could illustrate an…

Flora of Nepal: a 200-year connection

…time the Treaty of Segauli was signed, in March 1816, RBGE’s scientific links were already well-established. They extended back to 1802 when Scottish surgeon-naturalist Dr Francis Buchanan-Hamilton made the first…

100th birthday for a Himalayan Wild Pear collected by George Forrest

…Chengzhang (undated) Pyrus pashia is the Wild Himalayan pear and was first described by Francis Buchanan-Hamilton in Prodromus Florae Nepalensis in 1825. Francis Buchanan-Hamilton studied botany under John Hope and…

Botanical Double celebrates the Britain-Nepal Bicentenary

…extend back beyond 200 years, to 1802, when RBGE-trained Francis Buchanan-Hamilton made the first scientific collections of plants from the Kathmandu Valley. It is therefore fitting that the Britain-Nepal Bicentenary…

Plants of India: Introduction

Buchanan (Buchanan-Hamilton) who in 1802 was the first western botanist to make a detailed study of the flora of Nepal. This continued with visits to Nepal by Wallich in the…

A Calcutta botanical drawing of Hamiltonia suaveolens with an interesting provenance

…certainly Wallich who was behind the order that, on Francis Buchanan’s departure from India in 1815, he must leave behind the drawings he had commissioned during his survey of Bengal….

Mark and Colin meet the President of Nepal

…and Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University), and Hiroshi Ikeda from Tokyo University. *Dr Francis Buchanan-Hamilton made the first scientific natural history collections in Nepal during his stay in the…

Anemone vitifolia

Anemone vitifolia. First collected and named by Francis Buchanan in 1802 during his stay in Kathmandu. He found the plant at Swaymbhu, and at Narainhetty – the grounds of the…

William Roxburgh’s herbarium specimens at RBGE

…to London, with the Edinburgh bequest in mind (an example that would later be followed by that other great pioneer of Indian Botany, Francis Buchanan-Hamilton). As this formed a distinct…

Early flowering of Prinsepia utilis

…of the historical record by Hindu fundamentalists, was Francis Buchanan (as a result of his visits to Burma, Nepal and northern Bengal). The tragedy for Prinsep was that the strain…