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Identifying Indigofera

Interactive Indigofera identification

01 Nov 2012

A mobile application is being developed to identify species of Indigofera in the field in Southern Africa.


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 Fabulous fungal foray

by: Anthony Hall, Arboretum team blog
30 Oct 2012

Autumn is the best time for spotting an amazing variety of fungi in Kew's Arboretum

Woods of the World

by: Mark Nesbitt, Economic Botany blog
30 Oct 2012

Each year we host over 200 researchers in the Economic Botany Collection. It's always a pleasure to see their work making it into print, and no more so than with Adam Bowett's magnificent new book, Woods in British furniture-making 1400-1900.

Introducing the new Archives Graduate Trainee

by: Elisabeth Thurlow, Library, Art and Archives blog
29 Oct 2012

Read about the first few weeks of our new trainee and the story behind the travels of Kew's Japanese Gateway

Guard cells

Genome evolution and carbon dioxide dynamics

24 Oct 2012

Using the size of guard cells in fossil plants to predict how much DNA each cell contained (the genome size), researchers have discovered that variations in genome sizes over geological time correlate with atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.


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painting of a tulip by rory mcewen

Rory McEwen The Colours Of Reality - look inside the book

24 Oct 2012

A selection of paintings and photos from the book, Rory McEwen The Colours of Reality. Visit the associated exhibition at Kew Gardens from 11 May to 22 September 2013.


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The fruits of autumn at Kew Gardens

by: Anthony Hall, Arboretum team blog
17 Oct 2012

Autumn is a great time to see fruits and seeds, and Kew's Arboretum has a fantastic array from temperate areas around the world. Some are amazingly colourful and they come in all shapes and sizes too.

Dypsis tokoravina in Madagascar

Madagascar’s palms near extinction

17 Oct 2012

Eighty three percent of Madagascar’s palms are threatened with extinction, putting the livelihoods of local people at risk – according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). These findings draw on research undertaken by experts at Kew.


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David Nash works in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery

David Nash at Kew: New works in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery

12 Oct 2012

David Nash continues his exhibition at Kew Gardens, unveiling an exciting range of new works.


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Inside the Welcome Trust Millennium building

Architecture at Kew - Welcome Trust Millennium Building

12 Oct 2012

See award-winning architecture by Stanton Williams at Wakehurst. The Welcome Trust Millennium Building is home to Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. (All images by Morley von Sternberg)


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Flowers of Magnistipula multinervia, at the end of their flowering period

Magnistipula multinervia

Magnistipula multinervia is so rare that only four trees are known, growing in a remote area deep inside Korup National Park in Cameroon.

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