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    Plant story- the...

    Fri, 1 Jan 2010

    Find out how the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership collection team in Jordon found Iris...

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    Plant story- conserving...

    Fri, 1 Jan 2010

    Ixia mostertii, found in the Breede River Valley in South Africa. The area is better known...

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    Plant story- the elusive...

    Fri, 1 Jan 2010

    In August 2008 the Cape Millennium Seed Bank team went to a farm in the Koue Bokkeveld...

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    Plant story- Polhillia...

    Fri, 1 Jan 2010

    With the common name Teesuikerkaroo bos, Polhillia obsoleta is an endangered shrub from the...

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    Gordon Brown holds the seed of Oxytenanthera abyssinica

    Oxytenanthera abyssinica...

    Fri, 1 Jan 2010

    The billionth seed was presented to Gordon Brown, on 26 April 2007, when he was Chancellor...

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    Plant story- last wild...

    Fri, 1 Jan 2010

    A wild population of a long-lost species was discovered during a routine seed collecting...

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    Plant story- Gladiolus...

    Fri, 1 Jan 2010

    A once wide spread plant species, this geophyte, known only to be found in the Cape...

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    Plant story- collecting...

    Fri, 1 Jan 2010

    Conservationists from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank have collected the seed of intrepid little...

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    Photo of iris sofarana

    Plant story- Iris sofarana...

    Fri, 1 Jan 2010

    The showy flowers of Iris sofarana make it vulnerable to unlicensed collecting, for personal...

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    Species included giant rainforest trees, rare and beautiful orchids, spectacular palms, tiny fungi, wild coffees and an ancient aquatic plant.

    A bumper year for Kew in...

    Tue, 22 Dec 2009

    Canopy giants and miniature fungi are among over 250 new species discovered in Kew’s...

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    Seven species of wild...

    Tue, 22 Dec 2009

    Newly discovered coffee species could help safeguard the long-term survival of this...

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    Knee-high eucalyptus...

    Tue, 22 Dec 2009

    Kew's Director has recently described two new species in his native Australia

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    New species discovered in...

    Tue, 22 Dec 2009

    A beautiful passionflower is amongst the species found in some of the country's most...

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