Tag: Nepal

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

When the museum and library of the East India Company, following its inheritance by the India Office of the British government, was dispersed in 1879 its fragments were…

Nepalese Gate

    On our 2017 expedition to far west Nepal we spent much of our time following a pilgrimage trail. This trail beginning in Martadi and ending at…

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

On the 18th July 2018 we celebrate the 100th birthday of the Pyrus pashia tree growing on the Pyrus lawn.

Botanical discovery in Nepal

In August 2017 Dr Colin Pendry led an expedition to Bajura, a remote district of Nepal. This short film is about the challenges of reaching the higher altitudes…

Prayer Flags in the Garden

Strings of Prayer Flags or Lung ta are a common sight on mountain passes across Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The coloured flags are printed with prayers that are…

Primula denticulata – the Kirrie Dumpling

This Primula has been in cultivation since 1836 when it was first introduced into cultivation by Dr. John Forbes Royle from the NW Himalaya. It is a common…

Saxifraga x bhratangensis

Saxifraga x bhratangensis is a naturally occuring hybrid that is found in central Nepal. Despite only being described in 2013 it has been in cultivation here at Royal…

Plants from Nepal – a new area at Edinburgh to show them off

There have been Nepalese species growing at RBGE for as long as anyone can remember and at the moment there are 529 accessions of plants which either come…

Flora of Nepal BRD data online

It has now been over  4 months since we returned to Edinburgh after the successful botancial exploration of Baglung, Rukum and Dolpa districts for the Flora of Nepal…

Special trees in Bhutan 2014

The International Dendrology Society is an organisation for tree enthusiasts from around the world, most of whom grow trees in their gardens and arboreta, and many join the…

Flora of Nepal Expedition 2014. Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan Balsam).

We all know this plant too well from colonising river banks, cycle paths and becoming an increasing problem in as an invasive plant in the UK. Its native…

Flora of Nepal expedition 2014 – update

We are all back safe and sound in Kathmandu and after a few very busy days I now have a chance to do this. Since getting back we’ve…

Flora of Nepal expedition 2014 – update

Namaste from Kathmandu. We’ve been in country now for 3 very busy days and are now ready to leave for the field. As with expedition of this nature…

Flora of Nepal Expedition 2014

In a few days time the Flora of Nepal project are about to leave for an expedition to Mid-West of the country. Leading the expedition is Dr Colin…

84° East somewhere in the Nepal Himalaya.

In biogeographic circles everyone likes a good line and no I’m not talking about illicit substance abuse. Biogeographers draw lines on maps to divide geographic area and to…

The Amazon, the Andes and the Himalaya. 2nd year PhD posters

As part of a PhD programme in the School of Biological Sciences at Edinburgh University students are expected to create and present a poster at the end of their 2nd…