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Centayrea cyanus in the wild

Plant story - British cornflower a native UK plant species, is under threat from modern agricultural methods

01 Jan 2010

In the 1930's the British cornflower was widespread but by the 1990s this plant species was found in only three of the 10 km grid-squares surveyed, possibly the most dramatic decline of any of our native wildflowers.


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Paraisometrum mileense in the wild

Plant story - Paraisometrum mileense, an "extinct" plant rediscovered

01 Jan 2010

A wild population of Paraisometrum mileense, thought to be extinct in the wild for 100 years, has been rediscovered in Yunnan, China by the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.


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Pink tubular flowers of Erica verticillata

Plant story - protecting the future of Erica verticillata

01 Jan 2010

Erica verticillata was last seen in the wild in 1908 and was, until 1984, thought to be extinct. It has since been found and re-established thanks to the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.


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Iris nigricans

Plant story - the surprising collection of Iris nigricans

01 Jan 2010

Find out how the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership collection team in Jordon found Iris nigricans while taking a coffee break.


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Iris sofarana ssp. kesrwana

Plant story - Iris sofarana, an endemic plant species from the higher mountains in Lebanon

01 Jan 2010

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


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Banksia solandri

Plant story - Banksia solandri has been conserved

01 Jan 2010

Banksia solandri has been conserved by the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership's Australian partners. This plant species is in decline due to fire and disease.


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Collecting Protea cryophila

Plant story - finding snow protea

01 Jan 2010

Find out how snow protea (Protea cryophila) was lost and found thanks to the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.


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Dioscorea strydomiana in the wild

Plant story - a newly discovered species of Dioscorea has been collected and saved

01 Jan 2010

This Dioscorea (yam) species is scarce because it has been over-collected  for medicinal use. A newly discovered species of Dioscorea has now been collected and saved by the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.


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Bluey purple flowers of Dalea azulea

Plant story - Dalea azurea has been given new lease of life by Millennium Seed Bank partners in Chile

01 Jan 2010

Dalea azurea  is an endangered plant species restricted to only one valley in the area of Paposo, in the Atacama Region in Chile. The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is helping to protect this plant for our future.


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Yellow flowers of Leucadendron levisanus

Plant story - endangered plant capeflats conebush has been successfully collected for conservation

01 Jan 2010

Capeflats conebush (Leucadendron levisanus) is endemic to the western Cape area of South Africa and is Critically Endangered. The seed of this plant species is now safely stored in Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.


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The Nagoya Protocol comes a step closer to fruition

by: China Williams, Kew Science blog
14 Mar 2014

China Williams, from Kew’s Conventions and Policy Section, reports on the latest international meeting to discuss a new legally binding regime governing access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits – the Nagoya Protocol.

What's in a collection? The Herbarium at Kew

by: William Milliken, Kew Science blog
07 Mar 2014

William Milliken, Head of Kew's Tropical America team, examines the importance of Kew's collection of over seven million herbarium specimens, and how this resource is being used to tackle the global challenges of our time.

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