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Kew Science News

1st March 2017

Kew's cuttings from one of the world's rarest plants have finally produced seed

Kew's scientists have propagated café marron seedlings and sent them back to their native Mauritius.

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The herbarium includes this fungi specimen collected by Darwin from Tierra Del Fuego.
1st March 2017

Kew’s connection with Charles Darwin: an evolutionary relationship

As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth, Emma Townshend traces the close connections between the great scientist and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
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1st March 2017

Kew bids Vietnam good morning and works together with local botanists

Helping to assess and conserve the country’s rich and amazing plant life, in partnership with local botanists, was the key aim of Kew’s latest expedition to Vietnam. Gail Vines reports on how the intrepid team fared.
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1st March 2017

In harmony with nature

A  Kew magazine reader has drummed up the innovative idea of using music to promote conservation and reach young people, producing a CD in collaboration with Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.

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Looking up at the leaves of Tahina spectabilis, a critically endangered species of gigantic palm
28th February 2017

'Suicide Palm' makes it into the Top 10 Species of 2008

Tahina spectabilis joins a 380 million-year-old fossilised fish and the world's longest insect in the Top 10 List of New Species Described in 2008, announced by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University.
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28th February 2017

Plant story - helping to conserve Moringa peregrina, a very useful tree

The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership has conserved the endangered yusor tree (Moringa peregrina). It's found in remote mountains in Jordan's southern rift valley.
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