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Monocots 1: General, Alismatids and Lilioids

The major objective for the Monocot programme is to maintain and develop Kew's systematic and phylogenetic research and expertise so that we remain a world leader in monocot systematics.

The Kew Monocot programme is subdivided into three cross-departmental teams:

  • Monocots I: General, Alismatids and Lilioids
  • Monocots II: Commelinids
  • Monocots III: Orchids

The major objective for the entire Monocot programme is to maintain and develop Kew’s systematic and phylogenetic research and expertise so that we remain a world leader in monocot systematics. We also aim to develop expertise, information and products that are useful in conservation and sustainable development of monocots in their natural habitats.