Projects

Index by team

Conventions and Policies

CBD Advice to Government

CBD Capacity Building

CITES Capacity Building

CITES Checklists

CITES Trade Research

CITES-Listed Timbers

CITES: UK Scientific Authority

Significant Trade in CITES Plants

The CBD for Botanists

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Drylands: Africa

Additions to Rubiaceae for the Flora of Tropical East Africa

African Plants Initiative

African Wild Harvest

Africulture Centre

Checklist of the Wild Plants of Sudan

Co-Evolution at the Plant-Animal Interface

Coastal Forests Of Northern Mozambique

Collaborative Fieldwork and Vegetation Studies in Ethiopia

Conservation Checklist of the Trees of Uganda

Darwin 15/036: Monitoring and Managing Biodiversity Loss in South-East Africa’s Montane Ecosystems

DNA Banking, Phylogeny and Conservation of the South African Flora

Evolutionary Origin of Biodiversity Hotspots with a Mediterranean Climate (HOTMED)

Field Guides: Published and Planned

Flora of Tropical East Africa

Flora Zambesiaca

Flora Zambesiaca: Leguminosae

Fuelwoods: Structure and Sustainability

Gateway to African Plants

Millennium Seed Bank Project in Namibia

Millennium Seed Bank Project in South Africa

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA)

Publication of 2003 AETFAT proceedings - Project Completed

Collecting and Conserving Threatened and Useful Wild Species from Botswana and Building Seed Conservation Capacity

Collecting and Conserving Wild Species from Burkina Faso and Mali and Building Seed Conservation Capacity

Collecting and Conserving Wild Species from Malawi and Building Seed Conservation Capacity

SEEDS FOR LIFE: a Seed Partnership between Kenya Seed Conservation Agencies and the RBG Kew Millennium Seed Bank Project

A Seed Conservation Partnership between Tanzanian Seed Conservation Organisations and the RBG Kew Millennium Seed Bank Project

Survey of Economic Plants for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (SEPASAL)

Systematics, Sustainable Use and Conservation of Tribe Ocimeae (Basil and Allies, Lamiaceae)

Understanding and Conserving the Earth’s Biodiversity Hotspots (HOTSPOTS) - COMPLETED

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Drylands: Tropical America

Biogeography and Conservation of Myrcia s.l. (Myrtaceae)

Cacti of Eastern Brazil

Compositae of Brazil

Diversity of Neotropical Meliaceae

Diversity of Neotropical Sapotaceae

Ex situ Conservation of Plant Germplasm from Arid and Semi-Arid Zones of Mexico

Habitat Restoration and Sustainable Use of Southern Peruvian Dry Forest

Interactive Key to Neotropical Flowering Plant Families

Kew Latin America Research Fellowships

Margaret Mee Fellowship Programme

Monographing Myrcia s.l. 

New Cactus Lexicon

Phylogeny of Eugenia and Eugeniinae (Myrtaceae)

Phylogeny of Subtribe Myrcia s.l. (Myrtaceae)

Phylogeny of Tribe Myrteae (Myrtaceae)

Plant Diversity and Conservation in Bolivia

Plant Information for Northeast Brazil

Promoting Sustainable Plant Use in Northeast Brazil

Repatriation of Herbarium Data for Northeastern Brazil

Richard Spruce Collection

Rubiaceae of Brazil

South American Myrteae (Myrtaceae) Online

Sustainable Management of Fuelwood Trees in the Caatinga of Northeast Brazil

Taxonomic Studies of Neotropical Plant Families

Tree Flora of Peru

Vegetation Management for Conservation in Brazil

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Lamiaceae

African Lamiaceae

Chemosystematics and Biological Activity of Lamiaceae

Clerodendrum (Lamiaceae) of South East Asia

Co-Evolution at the Plant-Animal Interface

Floral Evolution in Lamiales - Project Completed

Global Overview of Lamiaceae and Related Families

Interactive Key to the Genera of Lamiaceae

Lamiaceae for Flora Malesiana

New World Lamiaceae

Phylogeny and Pollination Biology of Westringieae, Lamiaceae - Project completed

Salvia (Lamiaceae)

Stachytarpheta (Verbenaceae) in Brazil - Project completed

Systematics of Lamiaceae Subfamily Viticoideae

Systematics, Sustainable Use and Conservation of Tribe Ocimeae (Basil and Allies, Lamiaceae)

Taxonomic Research on Ecologically Important Plant Families in South East Asia

Understanding and Conserving the Earth’s Biodiversity Hotspots (HOTSPOTS) - COMPLETED

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Large-Scale Syntheses

Anatomical Identification of Plant Material

Anatomy of the Dicotyledons

Anatomy of the Monocotyledons

Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III

CATE Araceae Web Revision

Australian Virtual Herbarium

Authentication and Chemical Fingerprinting of Economically Important Species

Cell Inclusions

CITES-Listed Timbers

Co-Evolution at the Plant-Animal Interface

Complete Generic Phylogenetic Tree for all Seed Plants

Diversity of Biologically Active Plants and Plant-Derived Compounds

Documenting and Analysing Patterns in the Diversity and Distribution of Flowering Plant Genera

Early angiosperm evolution

electronic Plant Information Centre (ePIC)

Establishing a Standard DNA Barcode for Land Plants

European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT)

European Native Seed Conservation Network (ENSCONET)

European Network for Biodiversity Information - PROJECT COMPLETED

Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) Plants

Floral Evolution

Fuelwoods: Structure and Sustainability

Genomic Studies in Angiosperms

Granite outcrop plants- biogeography, evolution and conservation

Old climatically-buffered infertile landscapes - evolution and conservation of biodiversity

International Plant Names Index (IPNI)

iPlants - PROJECT COMPLETED

Karyotype Evolution in Crucifers (Brassicaceae) - PROJECT COMPLETED

Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature

Medicinal Plant Name Index (MPNI)

Plant Diversity Challenge: the Official UK Response to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Plant DNA C-Values Database

Plant Micromorphology Bibliographic Database

Plant-Insect Interactions

Pollen Evolution

Publication of 2003 AETFAT proceedings - Project Completed

Synthesis of Systematic Resources 2

Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - Global Checklists

The Biological Collection Access Service for Europe (BioCASE) - PROJECT COMPLETED

The Sampled Red List Index for Plants

Understanding and Conserving the Earth’s Biodiversity Hotspots (HOTSPOTS) - COMPLETED

Xylem Function and Evolution

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Leguminosae

Biogeography of the Leguminosae

Evolution of Mimosoid Legume Pollen

Flora of China

Flora Zambesiaca: Leguminosae

Fuelwoods: Structure and Sustainability

Importance of Legumes and Legume-Derived Compounds in Medicine and Agriculture

Isoflavonoids of the Leguminosae

Legume Seed Collection and Research

Legumes of the World Online

New Phylogeny of the Caesalpinioideae, Leguminosae

Pollen of Polygalaceae

Systematic Phytochemistry of Legumes

Systematic Study of Tribe Indigofereae (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae)

Systematics and Evolution of the Tropical African Genus Hymenostegia (Detarieae: Caesalpinioideae: Leguminosae)

Systematics of the Tropical African Genus Berlinia (Detarieae: Caesalpinioideae: Leguminosae)

Wood Anatomy of Leguminosae

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Madagascar

Aloes (Aloaceae) of Madagascar Identification Guide

CEPF Madagascar Vegetation Mapping

Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar

Field Guide to the Palms of Madagascar

Madagascar GIS

Madagascar Houseplants

Madagascar Threatened Plants Project

Phylogenetics and Conservation of Madagascan Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) PROJECT COMPLETED

Rubiaceae of Madagascar

Collecting and Conserving Wild Species from Madagascar and Building Seed Conservation Capacity

Significant Trade in CITES Plants

Southern Madagascar Littoral Forest Tree Guide

Systematics and Biogeography of Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae) of Madagascar

Yams of Madagascar

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Malpighiales

Chemistry of Passiflora (Passifloraceae)

 Evolution of flowers and inflorescences in Euphorbiaceae

Evolution of Tribe Poranthereae (Phyllanthaceae) PROJECT COMPLETED

Flora of China

Interactive Key to the Genera of Malpighiales

Introgression of Abiotic Stress Response Genes across Hybrid Zones in Populus

Molecular Genetic Analysis of a Barrier to Gene Flow Between Two Ecologically Divergent Populus Species

Molecular Phylogenetics of Euphorbiaceae sensu lato

Molecular Phylogenetics of Tribe Phyllantheae (Phyllanthaceae) PROJECT COMPLETED

Phylogenetics and Conservation of Madagascan Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) PROJECT COMPLETED

Polyhydroxyalkaloids in Euphorbiaceae sensu stricto

Salicaceae sensu lato and Achariaceae sensu lato for Kubitzki’s Families and Genera of Vascular Plants

Systematics and Biogeography of Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae) of Madagascar

Systematics of Tribe Oncobeae (Salicaceae/ Achariaceae/ Flacourtiaceae)

Testing the Role of Ecological Selection and Clonal Reproduction in Hybrid Zone Persistence in European Populus

Wood Anatomy of Malpighiales

World Checklist of Malpighiales

World Classification and Phylogeny of Salicaceae sensu stricto

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Millennium Seed Bank Project

A Genomic Approach to Understanding Seed Dormancy

A Novel Role for Phytochrome in Dormancy Release Inhibition

Biophysical Aspects of Seed Ageing (Orthodox Seeds)

Cactus Seed Biology Database

Comparative Longevity (Orthodox Seeds)

Darwin Initiative Research Exercise on Community Tree Seeds (DIRECTS) in Africa

Development of Predictive Tool of Germination Requirements for MSB Collections

Do ‘Intermediate’ Seeds Exist? Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of Cold Stress

Does One Seed Collection Represent the Genetic Diversity of a Population? A Seed Harvest Study

Establishing the Use of Metabolomics / Genomics to Identify Diagnostic Markers of Seed Quality

European Native Seed Conservation Network (ENSCONET)

Ex situ Conservation of Endemic, Endangered and Vulnerable Plant Species from the Arid Lands of Chile

Ex situ Conservation of Plant Germplasm from Arid and Semi-Arid Zones of Mexico

Ex Situ Conservation of Recalcitrant Seeds: Towards the Delivery of Target 8 of the GSPC

Ex Situ Conservation of Threatened Chilean Flora Through Propagation

Frequency of Desiccation Tolerance in Targeted Taxa, including Palms: Ecological Associations and Predictions

Genetic Polymorphisms in Populations of Aesculus hippocastanum across Europe

Germination Micro-Site Perception: the Role of Light Quality and Quantity

Salsola nollothensis - Habitat Restoration in the Sperrgebiet on the Namibian Coast

Improving the Identification, Handling and Storage of ‘Difficult’ Seeds

Interactions between Climate and Plant Species Function and Distribution for Recalcitrant Seeded Taxa

Investigating Seed Drying: the Development of Low Technology Drying Options and Methods for Measuring Seed Moisture Status

Jumping Seed Storage Types: Effect of Developmental Heat Sum at Continental Scales on the Seed Desiccation Tolerance Trait

Legume Seed Collection and Research

Maternal Environment and Provenance Effects on Seed Longevity (Project completed)

Maternal Environment Effects on Seed Germination and Dormancy: Inter-Site and -Season Comparisons

Maximising Longevity in Orchids and other Socio-economically Important, but Potentially Short-lived, Species

Maximising Seed Quality: Maturity and Post-harvest Studies

Millennium Seed Bank Project China Programme

Millennium Seed Bank Project in Jordan

Millennium Seed Bank Project in Lebanon

Millennium Seed Bank Project in Namibia

Millennium Seed Bank Project in South Africa

Millennium Seed Bank Project in Tasmania

Millennium Seed Bank Project in the Northern Territory of Australia

Moisture Relations of Seed Longevity (and their Limits; Orthodox Seeds) (Project completed)

Molecular and Biophysical Dissection of Changes in Dormancy in Seeds of Sisymbrium officinale and Arabidopsis thaliana

MSB Enhancement Project Part 1A – Species Targeting (Project completed)

Non-Invasive Techniques in Seed Metabolomics

Oilseeds – Biogeographical Effects on Composition in Relation to Sustainable Use 

Oxidative Stress and Death Phenomena

Plant Diversity Challenge: the Official UK Response to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Programmed Cell Death in Seeds

Proteome Responses to Desiccation in Talauma ovata Seeds

Reactive Oxygen Species as Markers of Seed Quality

An Ex-Situ Conservation Strategy to Facilitate Rehabilitation of Vulnerable Taxa within the Richards Bay Mining Concession

Rehydration / Priming Treatment Effects on Seed Quality

Review and Improvement of Farm-Based Post-Harvest Handling and Seed Storage Technologies

Role of ‘Underdeveloped’ Embryos in Germination/ Dormancy Problems

Screening for Physical Dormancy (MSBP Collections) (Project completed)

Collecting and Conserving Threatened and Useful Wild Species from Botswana and Building Seed Conservation Capacity

Collecting and Conserving Wild Species from Burkina Faso and Mali and Building Seed Conservation Capacity

Collecting and Conserving Wild Species from Madagascar and Building Seed Conservation Capacity

Collecting and Conserving Wild Species from Malawi and Building Seed Conservation Capacity

Western Everlasting: A Seed Conservation Collaboration between the WA Dept of Conservation & Land Management, Kings Park & Botanic Gardens, Greening Australia (WA) and the RBG Kew Millennium Seed Bank Project

SACRED Seeds: A Seed Conservation Partnership between the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and the RBG Kew Millennium Seed Bank Project

SEEDS FOR LIFE: a Seed Partnership between Kenya Seed Conservation Agencies and the RBG Kew Millennium Seed Bank Project

A Seed Conservation Partnership between Tanzanian Seed Conservation Organisations and the RBG Kew Millennium Seed Bank Project

Seeds for Life (Qld): a Seed Conservation Partnership between the QSEED Consortium and the RBG Kew Millennium Seed Bank Project

Seed Information Database (SID)

Seed Responses to Climate Change and Environmental Extremes

Seed Viability and Ageing Defined by Glutathione Redox Potential

SeedQuest New South Wales: An International Partnership for Plant Conservation

Seeds of Success USA: Native Plant Materials for Conservation and Restoration

Separating Cardinal Temperatures for Seed Dormancy and Germination in Temperate, Sub-Tropical and Tropical Species

Solving Seed Germination Problems in Conservation Collections

The Victorian Conservation Seedbank

Theme: Climate and Reproductive Biology

Theme: Diagnosis of Viability and Germination

Theme: Ecophysiology and Morphology

Theme: Genetics and Chemical Traits

Theme: Post-Harvest Technology

Theme: Preservation Technology

Theme: Science of Ageing

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Monocots I: General, Alismatids & Lilioids

Anatomy of the Monocotyledons

CATE Araceae Web Revision

Chemosystematics and Biological Activity of Alismatid and Lilioid Monocots

Consider the Lilies

Electronic Cataloguing and Imaging of Monocot Type Specimens

European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT)

Genomic Studies in Monocots

Guinea Yams of Ethiopia

Monocot Checklist

Monocot Floral Evolution

Monocot Pollen Evolution

Morphometrics and Phylogeography of Anthurium and Monstera (Araceae) in NE Brazil

Phylogenetics and Classification of Araceae

Phylogenetics of the Monocots

Systematics and Conservation Genetics of Asparagales

Systematics and Conservation Genetics of Liliales

Systematics and Evolution of Pandanales

Systematics of Dioscoreales

Yams of Madagascar

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Monocots II: Commelinids

Electronic Cataloguing and Imaging of Monocot Type Specimens

Field Guide to the Palms of Madagascar

Flora of China

Genera Graminum Edition 2

Genera of Cyperaceae

Genera Palmarum: the Evolution and Classification of Palms Edition 2 - PROJECT COMPLETED

Generic Delimitation in Cyperaceae Tribe Cypereae

Grass Evolution, Anti-Herbivory and Past Climate

Grasses and Sedges of Britain and Ireland - PROJECT COMPLETED

Grasses of Thailand

Haemodoraceae - phylogenetics, biology and conservation

In Vitro Conservation of Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis (L. Bailey) H.E. Moore)

Molecular Phylogenetics of Palms

Molecular Population Genetics of Four Closely Related Alcantarea Species (Bromeliaceae) Adapted to ‘Inselbergs’ in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil - PROJECT COMPLETED

Morphological Innovations in Poales

Palms of New Guinea

Sympatric Speciation in Palms: Howea on Lord Howe Island

Systematics and Phylogenetics of Cyperaceae Subfamily Mapanioideae

Thai Cyperaceae: Distribution and Conservation

GrassBase

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Monocots III: Orchids

Are Helleborine Orchids Epiparasitic Upon Ectomycorrhizal Associations? - COMPLETED

Climate Change Induced Temporal and Spatial Shift Asynchrony in Orchid-Pollinator Interactions

Co-Evolution at the Plant-Animal Interface

Conservation and Monitoring of Meso-American Orchids

Dendrobium (Orchidaceae) of Borneo

Electronic Cataloguing and Imaging of Monocot Type Specimens

Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar

Flora of China

Genera Orchidacearum

Phylogenetics of Orchidaceae

Population Genetics of UK Orchids

Sainsbury Orchid Conservation: In Vitro Propagation and Re-Establishment of UK Terrestrial Orchids

Systematics, evolution and conservation of Australian orchids

Understanding and Conserving the Earth’s Biodiversity Hotspots (HOTSPOTS) - COMPLETED

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Mycology

Are Helleborine Orchids Epiparasitic Upon Ectomycorrhizal Associations? - COMPLETED

Are there Keystone Ectomycorrhizal Fungi that Mediate Tree Invasion of Lowland Heathlands? - PROJECT COMPLETED

British Club and Coral Fungi: a Textbook on the British and Irish Clavarioid and Ramarioid Fungi (Basidiomycota)

Checklist of British and Irish Basidiomycota: Web Version and Revised Edition

Database for UK Fungi of Conservation Importance - PROJECT COMPLETED

Fungal DNA Barcoding at Kew: Closing the Sequence Gap - PROJECT COMPLETED

Fungal Metabolites: their Ecological Role and Economic Potential

Plant Diversity Challenge: the Official UK Response to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Poroid Fungi from Korup National Park, Cameroon - PROJECT COMPLETETED

Towards a DNA Barcode for British Fungi and Lichens

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Myrtaceae

Biogeography and Conservation of Myrcia s.l. (Myrtaceae)

Chemistry and Biological Activity of Myrtaceae

Monographing Myrcia s.l. 

Phylogeny of Eugenia and Eugeniinae (Myrtaceae)

Phylogeny of Subtribe Myrcia s.l. (Myrtaceae)

Phylogeny of Tribe Myrteae (Myrtaceae)

South American Myrteae (Myrtaceae) Online

Systematics and conservation of Western Australian Eucalypts

Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak: Myrtaceae

Wood Anatomy of Myrtaceae

World Myrtaceae Checklist and Bibliography

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Rubiaceae

Additions to Rubiaceae for the Flora of Tropical East Africa

Baseline Data for the Conservation of Coffee Species (Rubiaceae)

Coffee (Rubiaceae) Phylogeny

In Vitro Propagation of Café Marron (Ramosmania rodriguesii, Rubiaceae)

Rubiaceae of Brazil

Rubiaceae of Madagascar

World Checklist of Rubiaceae

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UK Overseas Territories

Photoautotrophic Micropropagation Systems (PMS)

Darwin Initiative Assessment of the Coastal Biodiversity of Anegada, British Virgin Islands - Project completed

Developing a Species and Specimens Database for the UKOTs Programme

Developing Ex Situ Conservation Collections of UKOTs Species In-Territory and at Kew

Enabling the People of Montserrat to Conserve the Centre Hills - Project completed

Falkland Islands Plant Conservation

In Ivan’s wake: a Darwin Initiative Biodiversity Action Plan for the Cayman Islands - Project completed

Integrating National Parks, Education and Community Development for the British Virgin Islands - Project completed

Plant Diversity Challenge: the Official UK Response to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Conservation Biotechnology of UKOT species

Turks and Caicos Islands Pine Recovery

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United Kingdom

Are Helleborine Orchids Epiparasitic Upon Ectomycorrhizal Associations? - COMPLETED

Are there Keystone Ectomycorrhizal Fungi that Mediate Tree Invasion of Lowland Heathlands? - PROJECT COMPLETED

British Club and Coral Fungi: a Textbook on the British and Irish Clavarioid and Ramarioid Fungi (Basidiomycota)

Checklist of British and Irish Basidiomycota: Web Version and Revised Edition

Climate Change Induced Temporal and Spatial Shift Asynchrony in Orchid-Pollinator Interactions

Conservation Genetics of UK Plants

Database for UK Fungi of Conservation Importance - PROJECT COMPLETED

DNA Banking of the UK Flora: a Resource for Conservation Genetics and Comparative Plant Biology

Ex Situ Conservation of Threatened UK Bryophytes

Fungal DNA Barcoding at Kew: Closing the Sequence Gap - PROJECT COMPLETED

Fungal Metabolites: their Ecological Role and Economic Potential

Grasses and Sedges of Britain and Ireland - PROJECT COMPLETED

Medicinal Uses of British Plants

Plant Diversity Challenge: the Official UK Response to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Population Genetics of UK Orchids

Sainsbury Orchid Conservation: In Vitro Propagation and Re-Establishment of UK Terrestrial Orchids

Towards a DNA Barcode for British Fungi and Lichens

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Wet Tropics: Africa

African Plants Initiative

Guinea-Conakry: Developing a National Herbarium and Survey of the Simandou Range

Gateway to African Plants

Liberia GIS: National Plant Conservation Prioritisation

Mefou Proposed National Park, Cameroon: A Conservation Checklist

Monograph of Octoknema (Olacaceae)

Monograph of Omphalocarpum (Sapotaceae)

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA)

Poroid Fungi from Korup National Park, Cameroon - PROJECT COMPLETETED

Systematics of the Tropical African Genus Berlinia (Detarieae: Caesalpinioideae: Leguminosae)

The Plants of Bali Ngemba Forest Reserve, Cameroon: A Conservation Checklist

The Plants of Kupe, Mwanenguba and the Bakossi Mountains: A Conservation Checklist

Understanding and Conserving the Earth’s Biodiversity Hotspots (HOTSPOTS) - COMPLETED

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Wet Tropics: SE Asia

Assessing and Conserving Plant Diversity in Commercially Managed Tropical Rainforests in Sabah

  Biodiversity inventory and monitoring to conserve critically threatened lowland forest in Sumatra

Clerodendrum (Lamiaceae) of South East Asia

Digitising the Specimens and Archive of A.F.G. Kerr, Pioneering Botanist in Thailand

Essays on the Forests of Tropical Asia

Field Guide to the Trees of Southern Thailand

Grasses of Thailand

Guide to the Alpine and Subalpine Flora of Mt Jaya. Project Completed.

Interactive Key to the Malesian Seed Plants

Lamiaceae for Flora Malesiana

Palms of New Guinea

Taxonomic Research on Ecologically Important Plant Families in South East Asia

Thai Cyperaceae: Distribution and Conservation

Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak: Myrtaceae

UK Darwin Initiative Papuan Plant Diversity. Project Completed.

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