African rosewood: barwood: African kino

These fruits are from a collection of specimens and photos chiefly concerned with economic botany belonging to J R Jackson of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This tree is grown for timber, to improve the soil, for use in traditional medicine and its gum (’kino’) is used as a dye.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
West Africa
Collector Excavator
Jackson, Mr John Reader (from the collection of)
Common Name
African rosewood: barwood: African kino
Simple Name
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914)

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FABACEAE: Pterocarpus erinaceus: African rosewood