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Strongylodon macrobotrys is commonly known as the jade vine, due to its striking blue-green flowers. The destruction of rainforests in the Philippines threatens this species in the wild.
The pagoda tree was introduced to Britain in 1753 and Kew's own specimen is believed to date back to 1760.
Balloon pea is a South African herbal remedy traditionally used for stomach problems, diabetes and lately as an important tonic to improve the overall health of cancer and HIV/AIDS patients.
Sturt's desert pea has striking, blood-red flowers with bulbous black centres, and is the South Australian floral emblem.
Large enough to be visible in satellite imagery, dimaka is an enormous 'self-destructive' palm that remained undetected by science until 2007.
Talbotiella velutina is a rare rainforest tree, which is only found in two localities.
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.
Commonly known as the dandelion, Taraxacum officinale has many culinary and medicinal uses, despite being generally regarded as a weed.
An aromatic shrub from Africa and Saudi Arabia, camphor bush is used in traditional medicine and also valued for its wood.
Bald cypress is an iconic tree that epitomizes the southeastern USA for residents and visitors alike.