A new waterlily species has been found on a plant-hunting expedition in a remote spot in Kimberley, Western Australia. As plant-hunter Carlos Magdalena investigated the waterlily, it became clear this was not the first time the species has been encountered by Kew experts.
New from Kew this month are two beautifully illustrated colouring books featuring artworks of flowering and exotic plants taken from the archive of Curtis's Botanical Magazine, the world's most enduring and respected periodical of its kind, published by Kew since 1787.
The advent of high throughput DNA sequencing has had a major impact on many areas of biological research, including systematics where the use of genomic data for phylogeny reconstruction has been greatly accelerated. Yet, the utility of preserved natural history collections for generating genomic datasets is not well known.