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Images Dated 3rd February 2010

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Study of Coco de Mer - Lodicea sechellarum Featured 3 Feb 2010 Image

Study of Coco de Mer - Lodicea sechellarum

Illustration of the germinating nut, a snake twined around one of the trees and also a drawing of the cross section of the nut. The illustration includes hand written notes by Gordon on different aspects of the plant.
Major Charles George Gordon, (Charley Gordon and later Chinese Gordon') was one of the most celebrated soldiers and diplomats of the Victorian era. A somewhat eccentric character, Gladstone described him as a hero, and a "hero of heroes". His violent death at Khartoum was commemorated by George William Joy's painting General Gordon's Last Stand (1885). Sir Joseph Hooker enlisted Gordon's services in the collection of plants while Charles was appointed Governor of the Egyptian Equatorial Provinces. In 1881, Gordon went as Commanding Royal Engineer to Mauritius, and while visiting the Seychelles became interested in the Coco-de-mer. Specimens of both this tree and the breadfruit tree were sent by Gordon to Kew. In 1882 Gordon also sent an illustrated letter to Kew outlining the possibility of the Seychelles being the site of the Biblical Garden of Eden, also suggesting that the breadfruit tree was the Tree of Life and the Coc-de-Mer the Tree of Knowledge

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

To match feature ENVIRONMENT/BIODIVERSITY Featured 3 Feb 2010 Image


The 167-kg (368 lb) leatherback marine turtle known as Tommy swims, in its new home, at the Sydney Aquarium in this April 12, 2006 file photo. In 2010 - the International Year of Biodiversity - the United Nations wants efforts to slow the accelerating pace of extinctions to reach beyond nature lovers, to companies and economists. Shifting emphasis from emotional images of polar bears, pandas or leatherbacks that stress the fragility and beauty of nature, the focus is on a harder-headed assessment of how the natural world is a key to economic growth and new products. To match feature ENVIRONMENT/BIODIVERSITY REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS) - GM1E6230K2O01

Looking up through the canopy of Scots pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) woodland showing Featured 3 Feb 2010 Image

Looking up through the canopy of Scots pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) woodland showing

Looking up through the canopy of Scots pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) woodland showing heart shaped opening in canopy, Abernethy Forest, Highland, Scotland, UK, March. Did you know? The needles of a young Scots pine tree are longer that those of an old Scots pine


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