Author: Rob Cubey

Plant Records Officer

Looking for Prumnopitys andina in gardens around the world

Martin Gardner (@RBGE_ICCP ) is looking for cultivated trees of the threatened Chilean Plum Yew – Prumnopitys andina  If you are growing Prumnopitys andina or know of it growing in cultivation…

Edinburgh tree data meeting @RBGE – Now 2 Feb (cancelling the 26th Jan) still 13:00 to 15:00

Dear Edinburgh tree data person, I have sent you to this blog page because you have been involved in some correspondence on Twitter about http://contours.org.uk/edtreemap/ You may remember…

Harvesting Collections for Social Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE

Background to the project. The advent of the era of Big Data has highlighted a truism in scientific discovery: an inference is only as good as the data…

Visit by Dr Alexander Demidov & Ms Svetlana Potapova to the RBGE Herbarium March 2017

Dr Alexander Demidov (Director of the Main Botanic Garden) & Ms Svetlana Potapova (Academic Secretary of the Russian Council of Botanic Gardens) visited the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh…

MAP OF Geo-located specimens collected Martin Gardner in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (E) herbarium - 9921 Specimens

Zoomable and searchable map of the Herbarium Collections of Martin Gardner in the RBGE (E) herbarium.

The groups and expedition are listed below.

Background information for Yes / No question ? Is this specimen in the subfamily Cichorioideae? (ie. with only ligule flowers & latex)

Background information for Yes / No question ? Is this specimen in the subfamily Cichorioideae? (ie. with only ligule flowers & latex) Handout as a PDF Background The…

Examples of the James Drummond collections.

This page is intended to give a home for examples of the collections of James Drummond. Born in near Forfar Angus, he became gardener at Cork Botanic Garden…

A day across at Benmore Botanic Garden

Last monday (2nd March 2015) I headed across to Benmore Botanic Garden with Martin Gardner & Nye Hughes (designer and web developer at Dalrymple), while there I saw…

Chilean Boquila Vine at the RBGE – Does our plant mimic the other plants around it?

I was reading an online articles in National Geographic  and Science about a Chilean Vine Boquila that can change it’s leaf shape and colour to mimic other plants around it and…

James (Jimmy) Ratter Collection labels available online.

As part of the work of the OpenUp! Project, scans of labels from plant collections made by Jimmy Ratter are now available online at http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/Ratter_labels/.

RBGE Collections Image Uploader – Instructions.

A step-by-step guide  to adding images to the RBGE collections  image management system.

RBGE data in new Europeana iPad App

The RBGE Collection images have been chosen as part of the initial dataset for the newly launched Europeana’s first free iPad app. ‘Europeana Open Culture’ introduces you to…

The OpenUp! Project – making RBGEs collections available through the European Cultural Portal.

The aim of the OpenUp! Project is to increase access to natural history collections by providing multimedia content (images, videos etc) to Europeana, a portal to the cultural…

Student Project on Honey Fungus @RBGE Inverleith

Last year (2012) a RBGE HND/BSc2 Horticulture Student called Nicolas Porter undertook a project on Armillaria (Honey Fungus) at Inverleith. He identified a number of factors that may…