Specialist science news
Keep up to date with specialist science news from Kew. Find out more about the latest research and projects that scientists and conservationists at Kew are involved in.
10 May 2013
Caffeine in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers manipulates the memory of pollinating bees.0 likes
03 May 2013
Understanding the regeneration and pollination requirements for Anemone pulsatilla in the UK.5 likes
03 Apr 2013
A substantial rearrangement of generic boundaries in the widely cultivated Oncidium group of orchids has been agreed by the orchid community.2 likes
26 Mar 2013
Researchers establish a hypothesis for the evolution of palms in time and space.3 likes
26 Mar 2013
Researchers untangle the names of spiny wild aubergines.2 likes
22 Mar 2013
Climate change could shift the timing of seed germination in alpine plants3 likes
07 Mar 2013
The move from a “traditional” to a “phylogenetic” classification of grasses (Poaceae) has resulted in 10% of species having their scientific name changed.5 likes
05 Mar 2013
A phylogenetic study has shown that related plants are used traditionally in three disparate regions to treat similar medical conditions.18 likes
04 Mar 2013
Revolving around a humble seed, this month's blog covers nearly everything from seed morphology and digestive problems to the beautiful smell of racing car engines and James Bond-style murder. Discover the useful, funny and lethal sides of one of the most notorious seeds on Earth!
21 Feb 2013
A new initiative aims to ensure the survival of 900 plant species in six Mediterranean islands.6 likes
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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.
21 Feb 2014
André Schuiteman, senior researcher in orchids at Kew, relates the discovery by the intrepid Evelyn Cheesman of one of the very few blue-flowered epiphytic orchids, Dendrobium azureum, which he recently described as a new species.
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.
18 May 2010
Kew’s top propagation ‘code-breaker’, horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, has cracked the enigma of growing a rare species of African waterlily. The 'thermal’ lily (Nymphaea thermarum) is believed to be the smallest waterlily in the world, with pads that can be as little as 1 cm in diameter.