Kew's work with plants and fungi
Find out about the plants and fungi Kew works with, both in the field on expedition and behind-the-scenes in the laboratories.
Scientists and botanists working at Kew can make hundreds of discoveries of new plants and fungi each year. These include those seen in the images below.
Kew's botanists and scientists are carrying out research into many plants and fungi.
This research furthers our understanding of the species so we can help conserve them - whether they be rare, useful or simply beautiful.
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