Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile

Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile

To tie in with the launch of ‘Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile’, we wanted to look at some of the material from our herbarium and living collections that are linked to the stunning illustrations and the work done by the scientists behind the book.

The paintings used in the book and on display in the John Hope Gateway were all prepared from plants growing in UK gardens or native habitats in Chile. Many of the plants used are growing in one of RBGEs four gardens, from seeds or plants collected during expeditions to Chile over many years.

Below is information from our herbarium and living collection catalogues. The information from the herbarium is primarily for material that was collected in the wild, although we often have a herbarium specimen from the plant growing in cultivation at one of our four gardens. The information from the living collection covers all plants which share the same accession number (these are distinguished by a letter), and gives the location where that plant is growing in one of our gardens or an external site.

Ercilla volubilis A.Juss.

RBGE Herbarium Specimen Factsheet
Barcode:E00089873
Scientific Name:Ercilla volubilis A.Juss.
Family:Phytolaccaceae
Genus:Ercilla
Epithet:volubilis
Collector:Instituto de Investigaciónes Ecológicas Chiloé (IIECH) and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Year:1996
Origin:Temperate South America:Región VIII [Biobío]:Prov. de Arauco:Río Laraquate
Elevation:14m
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 Location: -37.171944,-73.180833
RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19961035
Scientific Name:Ercilla volubilis A.Juss.
Family:Phytolaccaceae
Genus:Ercilla
Epithet:volubilis
Collector:Instituto de Investigaciónes Ecológicas Chiloé (IIECH) and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (1996)
Year:1996
Origin:Temperate South America:Región VIII [Biobío]:Prov. de Arauco:Río Laraquate
Elevation:14m
Plant:19961035K
Location:/Living Collections/External/XFA
Plant:19961035C
Location:/Living Collections/External/XTO
Plant:19961035E
Location:/Living Collections/External/XTO
Plant:19961035Q
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/T26/0510
Plant:19961035D
Location:/Living Collections/External/XTO
Plant:19961035I
Location:/Living Collections/External/XFA
Plant:19961035B
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
Plant:19961035N
Location:/Living Collections/External/XLA
Plant:19961035H
Location:/Living Collections/External/XHA
Plant:19961035M
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
Plant:19961035A
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
Plant:19961035G
Location:/Living Collections/External/XHA
Plant:19961035S
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
Plant:19961035L
Location:/Living Collections/External/XFA
Plant:19961035F
Location:/Living Collections/External/XHA
Plant:19961035R
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/T27/0700
Plant:19961035O
Location:/Living Collections/External/XLA
Plant:19961035P
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/T26/0120
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19961035_Q (3).JPG
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19961035 Ercilla volubilis (2).jpg
19961035 Ercilla volubilis (3).jpg
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19961035 Ercilla volubilis (5).jpg
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19961035 Ercilla volubilis (2).jpg
19961035 Ercilla volubilis (3).jpg
19961035Q Ercilla volubilis (1).jpg
19961035Q Ercilla volubilis (2).jpg
19961035Q Ercilla volubilis (3).jpg
 Location: -37.171944,-73.180833

Griselinia jodinifolia (Griseb.) Taub.

RBGE Herbarium Specimen Factsheet
Barcode:E00158705
Scientific Name:Griselinia jodinifolia (Griseb.) Taub.
Family:Griseliniaceae
Genus:Griselinia
Epithet:jodinifolia
Collector:Darwin Chilean Initiative (2002 - 2005)
Year:2003
Origin:Temperate South America:Región VIII [Biobío]:Provincia de Arauco:Road from Antiguala to San Alfonso (km 18), near the Río Caramávida
Elevation:485m
 Location: -37.679167,-73.227222
RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:20030110
Scientific Name:Griselinia jodinifolia (Griseb.) Taub.
Family:Griseliniaceae
Genus:Griselinia
Epithet:jodinifolia
Collector:Darwin Chilean Initiative (2002 - 2005)
Year:2003
Plant:20030110B
Location:/Living Collections/External/XGV
Plant:20030110B4
Location:/Living Collections/External/XGA
Plant:20030110B2
Location:/Living Collections/External/XGY
Plant:20030110B3
Location:/Living Collections/External/XKI
Plant:20030110C
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
Plant:20030110D
Location:/Living Collections/Logan/Z25
Plant:20030110G
Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YY0
Plant:20030110A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/T27/S/0420
Plant:20030110E
Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YU2/20
Plant:20030110F
Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YU3/1270
Plant:20030110B5
Location:/Living Collections/External/XNY
Plant:20030110B1
Location:/Living Collections/External/XMS
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20030110_B_2.JPG
20030110_B_5.JPG
20030110_B_8.JPG
20030110_B_9.JPG
20030110A Griselinia jodinifolia (1).jpg
20030110A Griselinia jodinifolia (2).jpg
 Location: 55.966752661,-3.207738662

 

The exhibition is on in the John Hope Gateway and runs Sat 10 Oct 2015 — Sun 6 Mar 2016. More information about the exhibition is available on our website: http://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/event-details/4016