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Botanical Acquisitions at the Natural History Museum

Nature volume 131, page 465 (01 April 1933) | Download Citation



HIS MAJESTY THE KING has placed on loan a further collection of Nepal plants presented to him by His Highness the Maharaja of Nepal. The collection contains 182 specimens and was made in central Nepal by Prof. K. N. Sharma. The plants are excellently preserved, and include a fine series of Primula, Gentiana and Mecanopsis. Seeds of most of the plants have been sent for growing in the Royal Parks and Gardens. The British herbarium of the late Mr. Percy Moring has been presented by his widow. Mr. Moring was resident for some time at Dover and the herbarium is rich in plants of the neighbourhood. It also contains the specimens collected round Hampstead during the Hampstead Regional Survey. Many specimens from the London suburbs are valuable records of habitats now lost through building. The Department has purchased Part I of a copy of an edition of Philip Miller's “Figures of Plants described in the Gardener's Dictionary”, published in 1798. So far, nothing is known further about this edition. The thirty plates are printed in various colours and are also coloured; the dates have been erased from the blocks and the Linnean system of naming has been adopted.

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