Record Detail

EBC 72 (temporary)


Specimen Notes:
  • Bracelet made of seeds. Large seeds: Mucuna holtonii (sea bean, Fabaceae); small spherical seeds: Sapindus saponaria (soapberry, Sapindaceae); brown seeds: Delonix regia (Flame tree, Fabaceae); red seeds: Cassia grandis.
Donation Notes:
  • Ruth Smith has spent many years collecting botanical jewellery from around the world and donated her large collection to Kew in 2005. It numbers over 200 items, made from various plant parts such as seeds and bark, from a wide range of species.
  • Record posted on March 28, 2009 and last updated March 28, 2009