The pagoda tree was introduced to Britain in 1753 and Kew's own specimen is believed to date back to 1760.
From the sausage-shaped fruits of the tamarind tree comes the sticky acidic pulp that has been used as a food ingredient for thousands of years.
Few trees are under greater threat from increases in sea level due to climate change than poke-me-boy, found almost exclusively on one of the British Virgin Islands (Anegada), which stands only 8 m above the...
The fast-growing sweet thorn, with its striking yellow pompom-like flowerheads, is perhaps the most well-used acacia in southern Africa.
Acacia menabeensis is a Critically Endangered shrub, which is restricted to Madagascar.
The wood of Acacia nilotica was used by ancient Egyptians to make statues and furniture.