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Kew's IncrEdibles festival features giant sculptures of some of the UK's most interesting fungi. Kew mycologist Ester Gaya tells us more about one of them, the amazing Chanterelle fungus (Cantharellus cibarius)

Taxus baccata

Analysis of yew wood

Kew scientists investigate the occurrence of alkaloids in the heartwood of Taxus baccata (European yew).

Tephrosia vogelii

Growing the wrong Tephrosia

A plant used by farmers in Africa to control pest insects occurs in two varieties. Only one is effective, and many farmers are growing the wrong type.

Sambucus nigra inflorescence

Elderflower surprise

Scientists at Kew Gardens have discovered compounds new to science in ordinary elderflower drinks.