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Resources and 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


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.


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.