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Resources and databases

Databases

The fungarium - still from video

Search our databases, including collection databases, plant name resources and world checklists.

Search Kew's databases

 


Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS)

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Building a global resource for medicinal plant names to allow health professionals and researchers access to information about plants and plant products. 

Find out more about MPNS

 


Legumes of the World Online

LEGUMES OF THE WORLD

Research one of the most economically important plant families online with Kew's LOWO database.

Search the LOWO database

 


UK Germination Toolbox

Find information on successful seed germination conditions for UK native species; mostly from the Millennium Seed Bank's collections. 

Search the UK Germination Toolbox

 


Spatial Analysis

Mapping plant life with Google Earth API - Families & genera data
Information about Kew's Spatial Analysis team: the team members, their work and related tools and resources.

Find out more about Kew's Spatial Analysis team

 


Millennium Seed Bank resources

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Resources from the Millennium Seed Bank including field manuals for seed collectors and information about seed conservation and storage.
 

Resources


CITES resources and publications

Galanthus nivalis common snowdrop

A list of resources and publications available with regard to The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which controls and monitors some 30,000 plants threatened, or potentially threatened, by international trade.

Resources