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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.
Aloe ferox is a South African aloe valued for its colourless leaf 'gel' and bitter brown exudate.
Tall mountain aloes growing on hillsides are a common sight in southern Africa.
Fan aloe is an unusual, many-branched succulent with striking scarlet flowers and fan-like clusters of leaves.
Aloe vera has been described as a wonder-plant. The colourless jelly-like leaf parenchyma tissue is used in an extraordinary array of everyday products, from dishwashing liquid to yoghurt.
Aloe welmelensis is a rare and threatened succulent plant species found only in one river valley in southern Ethiopia.
One of the most iconic and distinctive of British fungi, fly agaric, with its red cap and white spots, is renowned for its toxicity and hallucinogenic properties.
A striking aroid from tropical Asia, elephant yam is extensively cultivated for its edible tubers.
The titan arum is a giant among plants, with a massive flowering structure that rises some three metres above the ground. Its flowering is rare and unpredictable, and always grabs the headlines.
A terrestrial orchid native to western and southern Europe, Jersey orchid has a loose spike of red-purple to violet flowers.
Pineapple is a tropical plant widely cultivated for its distinctive fruits with their sweet yellow flesh and juice.