Welcome to the Kew Economic Botany Collection - online database
The Economic Botany Collection (EBC) is one of the largest collections of specimens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It contains about 85,000 plant raw materials and artefacts representing all aspects of craft and daily life worldwide, including medicines, textiles, basketry, dyes, gums and resins, foods and woods. The Collection was founded in 1847 as the Museum of Economic Botany and continues to grow by about 800 accessions each year. Further information is available on the EBC web pages.
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