Science and conservation
What's in a name? New version of The Plant List released
Millennium Seed Bank Partnership Safeguarding 25% of the world's wild plant species by 2020
Legumes of the World Online Research one of the most economically important plant families online with Kew's LOWO database
Kew is a global resource for plant knowledge. Our scientific expertise is focused on plant and fungi identification and naming, comparative plant and fungal biology, plant and fungi conservation and health, plus determination of ecosystem services provided by plants and fungi.
All our work contributes essential knowledge addressing the global challenges of biodiversity loss, food security, poverty, disease and the changing climate.
Beyond the Gardens: The Future of Taxonomy
Taxonomy unlocks our knowledge of the living world. Find out how Kew and its partners at the Natural History Museum, London and the University of Oxford are starting a taxonomic revolution and unlocking biodiversity data for all.
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