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Indigofera serpentinicola

New Indigofera species described by Kew scientists

22 Dec 2009

Fourteen species of the blue dye-producing genus have been described as new to science


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Welcome to Kew's archive...

by: Kiri Ross-Jones, Library, Art and Archives blog
18 Dec 2009

Meet the Archives Team and read about the Darwin-Henslow letters.

Carniverous plant - petunia

Scientists think 'killer petunias' should join the rank of carnivorous plants

15 Dec 2009

Scientists at Kew and the Natural History Museum believe that carnivorous behaviour in plants is far more wide spread than previously thought, with many commonly grown plants – such as petunias – at least part way to being “meat eaters”.


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Close up of Encephalartos woodii cone

Kew today - Wood's cycad produces cones for only the second time at Kew!

15 Dec 2009

Encephalartos woodii is one of the world's rarest plants, and this species now exists only in botanic gardens.


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Directors' Correspondence Digitisation Team

by: Helen Hartley, Library, Art and Archives blog
11 Dec 2009

Meet the Library Arts and Archives Digitisation Team and find out what they do.

Kew Magazine goes to the ball

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
04 Dec 2009

Just to prove the run up to Christmas isn't all about manic shopping...

View of a Madagascar rainforest

Kew's work is helping to combat climate change and plants are essential in this effort

04 Dec 2009

As world leaders sit down to discuss the future of our planet in Copenhagen this week, Kew believes that plants have never been more essential in combating climate change. Our Breathing Planet Programme plays a vital role in protecting some of the richest and most naturally diverse places on the planet, helping to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.


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news shop - christmas book signings tony

Late night shopping - Christmas book signings at Kew Gardens

03 Dec 2009

Christmas shopping evenings at Victoria Plaza, held from 4-8pm on the 10th, 11th and 12th December, will feature book signings from a great line up of authors.


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Angraecum eburneum

Kew Today - Angraecum eburneum

02 Dec 2009

Come to the Princess of Wales Conservatory to see this beautiful orchid from the islands of the Indian Ocean.


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Immature fruit and flower of Eremophila

Plant story - Eremophila sp. is one of 550 species being collected in Australia

01 Dec 2009

Eremophila "A48866 Rainbow Valley" is one of a number of species being collected in Australia as part of the Northern Territory project.


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Welwitschia mirabilis in Namibian desert

Welwitschia mirabilis
tree tumbo

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