An Economic Botany Collection
Richard H. Zander
July 21, 2006
Res Botanica, a Missouri Botanical Garden Web Site





Chondrus crispus, carrageenin, an emulsifier (like for ice cream) made from seaweed.




Economic Botany class, Rachel Carson College, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1972.


Ornamental moss, Hypnum sp.


Charcoal for insence burning. The resin goes into a depression in the disk.


Frankinsence, Boswellia carteri, Burseraceae. Nature's Herbs, Toronto, 1972.


Frankinsence "Insienso," Boswellia carteri, Burseraceae. Mexico City, medicinal plant store, 1972.


Licorice Granules. Glycyhrriza glabra, Fabaceae. MacAndrews & Forbes Company, N.J. This is the concentrated raw material.


Patchouly Leaves, Pogostemon cablin, Nature's Herbs, Toronto, 1972.


Carbon Filament Bulb, “Dri-Ray.”


Anthracite Coal.


Crepe Rubber, Ficus indica, the India Rubber Tree. Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio 1972.


Peat. Ireland.


Licorice twigs (above) and roots (below), Glycyrrhiza glabra,



Orris Root Fingers, Iris florentina, Iridaceae. For teething babies.


Silk worm cocoon.


White Sandalwood, Santalum albumm Santalaceae. Fan.