A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 3

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
September 25, 2019

Chamaerops excelsa China, 1914

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 19, 2019

Chamaerops excelsa China, 1914

Exterior view of a chapel with palm trees

Chamaerops excelsa China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Exterior view of a chapel with palm trees Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918), Dutch, American Belgian Roman Catholic Mission, Hui hsien, Gansu Sheng, China September 29, 1914 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Frank Nicholas Meyer began his career […]

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Three pagodas with buildings and mountains behind, Yunnan, China, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 13, 2019

Three pagodas with buildings and mountains behind, Yunnan, China, 1922

Three pagodas with buildings and mountains behind

[China (Yunnan)] Alternate Title: Three pagodas with buildings and mountains behind Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock, 1884-1962, American, Austrian Yunnan Sheng, China May 4, 1922 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884–1962) was, among many things, an explorer. He traveled in Asia from 1920 until […]

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A NACPEC expedition in North America

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
September 9, 2019

My luck with Metasequoia

by Li Wang, Visiting Scholar
September 9, 2019

Sophora japonica (Scholar Tree) China, 1907

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 20, 2019

Sophora japonica (Scholar Tree) China, 1907

Tree trunk and roots with a building in the background

Sophora japonica China Alternate Title: Tree trunk and roots with a building in the background Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918), Dutch, American Ping tu, Hebei Sheng, China November 17, 1907 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Frank Nicholas Meyer began his career at the Amsterdam Botanical Garden where he […]

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Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree by Sally M. Walker American chestnut trees were once found far and wide in North America’s eastern forests. They towered up to one hundred feet tall, providing food and shelter for people and animals alike. For many, life without the chestnut seemed unimaginable―until disaster struck in […]

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Torreya Sargentii seeds, China 1925

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 19, 2019

Lilium formosum China, Ernest Henry Wilson, 1910

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 12, 2019

Lilium formosum China, Ernest Henry Wilson, 1910

Lilium formosum China, Ernest Henry Wilson, 1910

Lilium formosum China, Ernest Henry Wilson, 1910 Alternate Title: Flower Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson, 1876-1930, American, English July 14, 1910 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and collectors of the early twentieth century. It […]

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides across from The Meadow, 2019

by Larissa Glasser
April 25, 2019

Metasequoia glyptostroboides across from The Meadow, 2019

Metasequoia spring 2019

Metasequoia glyptostroboides across from The Meadow, 2019 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Meadow Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts April 10, 2019 Metasequoia glyptostroboides, popularly known in the west as the “dawn redwood” and in Chinese as shui-sha (water fir), was discovered in the Hupeh (Hubei) Province on the border of Szechuan (Sichuan) Province in west […]

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