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Hortus Botanicus

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Since the first planting in 1594, with 1585 plants, the collection has grown enormously, up to ten times that. The first collection consisted of well-known garden plants and old cultivated plants, but there were also plants from the Mediterranean and America in the collection. In the course of the 17th century, more and more plants from America were added, followed by plants from South Africa and the Asian tropics. In the Hortus collections, the emphasis has increasingly shifted to Asian plants, due to the historical link with Indonesia and from there with other Asian countries, and via Von Siebold also with Japan. At present, the collection is expanded the most by the collecting activities of Dr. Ed de Vogel in Papua New Guinea, as part of an inventory project of orchids from that region, but also through the exchange of material with other botanical gardens.



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2311 GJ, Leiden

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