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Search through our bank of illustrated plant and fungi profiles. Try our quick search using the common or scientific name. Or for something more specific use the filters to locate species by country, habitat or plant family.

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Acacia torrei

Restricted to central Mozambique, Acacia torrei was known from only three herbarium specimens collected in the 1940s, until further collections were made by Kew botanists in 2006.

Acer griseum (paperbark maple)

The paperbark maple is an ornamental tree with peeling, copper-brown bark. Its leaves start orange in spring, then turn successively pinkish-brown, yellow and deep green through summer and finally end up deep red...

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Why People Need Plants

A compelling book from Kew Publishing that explores the crucial role that plants play in the everyday lives of all of us.

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