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2010 Discoveries

Tropical Wild Mistletoe from Mount Mabu, Mozambique

Helixanthera schizocalyx specimen (Wild Mozambican Mistletoe)

Botanists working in the field on Mount Mabu, where the new mistletoe was discovered

(credit: Tom Timberlake)

View from the top of Mount Mabu, where the new mistletoe was discovered

(credit: Tom Timberlake)

 

A lustrous Vietnamese orchid  

Dendrobium daklakense

(credit: Duong Toan)

Dendrobium daklakense

(credit: Duong Toan)

Drawing of Dendrobium daklakense by Nguyen Thien Tich

 

Cameroon Canopy Giant

Fruit from the Magnistipula multinervia

Magnistipula multinervia

Fruits of the Magnistipula multinervia

Leaves of the Magnistipula multinervia

Steely Blue and Spiky Dragon Palms

Dypsis gronophyllum

(credit: J.Dransfield, RBG Kew)

Dypsis dracaenoides

(credit: M.Rakotoarinivo, RBG Kew)

 

 

A Medicinal Wild Aubergine from East Africa - Solanum phoxocarpum from the Aberdare Mountains, Kenya

Ripe fruits ready to prepare for seed banking

(Credit: M.Vorontsova, RBG Kew)

 

 

Cross section of fruits - unknown compounds in these fruits may be medicinally useful

(Credit:M.Vorontsova, RBG Kew)

Maria Vorontsova climbing the spiny wild aubergine tree

 

 

 

(Credit: T.Pearce, RBG Kew)

in situ in the Aberdare Mountains, Kenya

 

 

(Credit: T.Pearce, RBG Kew)

Aberdare Mountains, Kenya - it's moorland forests the site of the newly described wild Aubergine Solanum phoxocarpum 1

 

(Credit: T.Pearce, RBG Kew)

AN Other (Kenya Wildlife Service Guard), James Mathenge (Kenya Wildlife Services), Patrick Muthoka, Paul Kirika, (East African Herbarium), Kevin Rushby (visiting freelance photographer)

   

3 New Bolivian Beauties – Wild Irises from the Andes…                     

Mastigostyla torotoroensis

(credit: Darwin project 11-010)

Mastigostyla torotoroensis

(credit: Darwin project 11-010)

Mastigostyla chuquisacensis

(credit: Darwin project 11-010)

Mastigostyla chuquisacensis

(credit: Darwin project 11-010)

Mastigostyla woodii

(credit: Darwin project 11-010)

Mastigostyla woodii

(credit: Darwin project 11-010)

 

 

Ascension Island Parsely Fern

Anogramma ascensionis (Ascension Island parsley fern)

(credit: Ascension Island Government Conservation department)

Anogramma ascensionis being collected

(credit: Ascension Island Government Conservation department)

For more images of the Anogramma ascensionis CLICK HERE
 
Batty Brazilian Bromeliad back from the dead

 

Alcantarea hatchbachii

 

 

Alcantarea hatchbachii growing in the wild

 

The Anglo-Brazilian team returning to camp with packhorses laden with pressed specimens to base camp the following day

 

Smut and moon carrots - the rediscovery of extinct British fungi

Bird's-eye primrose smut (Urocystis primulicola)

(credit: Dr A. Martyn Ainsworth)

Bird's-eye primrose smut (Urocystis primulicola)

(credit: Dr A. Martyn Ainsworth)

Bird’s-eye primrose

(Primula farinosa)

(credit: Dr A. Martyn Ainsworth)

 

Moon carrot rust

(Puccinia libanotidis)

(credit: Dr A. Martyn Ainsworth)

 

 

Moon carrot, a red-listed wild plant

(Seseli libanotis)

(credit: Dr A. Martyn Ainsworth)

 

   
Paris japonica - the largest genome

(credit: Karl Kristensen)

(credit: Karl Kristensen)


 

 

 

 

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