Spicebush Lindera benzoin, Arnold Arboretum, 1989

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 18, 2019

Spicebush Lindera benzoin, Arnold Arboretum, 1989

Spicebush Lindera benzoin, Arnold Arboretum, 1989 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States April 20, 1989 István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy are world-renowned denrologists with a long and storied association with Arnold Arboretum. They are authors of Conifers around the world: Conifers of the temperate zones […]

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Smoketree Continus coggygria, Germany, Muskau Park, 1901

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 19, 2018

Smoketree Continus coggygria, Germany, Muskau Park, 1901

Smoketree, Germany, Muskau Park, 1901

Smoketree Continus coggygria Photograph by Alfred Rehder (1863-1949) Germany, Muskau Park 1901 Alfred Rehder first came to the Arboretum in 1898 while on assignment for Moller’s Deutsche Gartner-Zeitungand where he held the position of Associate Editor. Intending only to stay in America for half a year, he was persuaded to join the Arboretum’s staff and […]

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Smoketree Continus coggygria, Brno Czechoslovakia, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 3, 2018

Smoketree Continus coggygria, Brno Czechoslovakia, 1905

Smoketree Brno Czechoslovakia, 1905

Smoketree Continus coggygria Photograph by Franz Urbanek Augarten (now Lužánky), Brno, Czech Republic (fmr. Czechoslovakia) 1905 According to Kim E. Tripp “Considering Cotinus” in Arnoldia 54(2), 1994: “The American smoketree (sometimes known as chittamwood) is arboreal, reaching twenty to thirty-five feet in height. It is generally larger and coarser in character than Cotinus coggygria, and […]

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North Meadow, fall, Dawn Redwood, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 6, 2017

North Meadow, fall, Dawn Redwood, 1980

North Meadow, fall, Dawn Redwood, 1980

North Meadow, fall, Dawn Redwood, 1980 Alternate Title: North Meadow with a Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) on the right Photograph by Carl Lobig North Meadow, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States October 1980 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis Images catalog. Metasequoia glyptostroboides, popularly known in the west […]

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Quercus Baronii China, 1919

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 5, 2017

Quercus Baronii China, 1919

Quercus Baronii China, 1919

Quercus Baronii China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree covered hill Photograph by Joseph Hers (1884-1965), American, Belgian China, 1919 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Joseph Hers was an interpreter for the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Chengchow, and was superbly situated to collect […]

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Salix gracilistyla – Korea 1918

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 2, 2017

Salix gracilistyla – Korea 1918

Trees and vegetation by rocky stream

Salix gracilistyla – Korea [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Trees and vegetation by rocky stream Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930, American, English) Korea July 7, 1918 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Many thousands more Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, […]

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