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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Editorial Committee Members:
David A. Simpson

Michael G. Gilbert

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is home to the second largest herbarium in the world. It is very rich in Chinese material, especially the approximately 150,000 specimens collected by Augustine Henry during his 20-year (1880-1900) stay in southern China and Taiwan. Kew is very rich in types described by W. B. Hemsley and W. G. Craib, and it has one of the richest collections of Himalayan plants, especially the collections of J. D. Hooker, T. Thomson, N. Wallich, C. B. Clarke, and J. F. Duthie. It has an excellent library and extensive living collections.