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25 Apr 2013
Applications are now open for a position on the Kew Board of Trustees.0 likes
13 Sep 2012
A significant milestone in East African conservation and botany will be celebrated at Kew today, to mark the completion of The Flora of Tropical East Africa (FTEA). This vast 60 year project involved documenting and furthering knowledge of the region’s 12,104 wild plant species, including many plants new to science.21 likes
09 Dec 2011
On the 100th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest botanists of the Victorian era, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, find out about the unique plants that he encountered on his visits to the UKOTs and how this experience influenced his theories on plant distribution, which he later shared with Charles Darwin.
17 Oct 2011
Specialists from Kew and Durham Wildlife Trust are working together to help save the endangered small pearl bordered fritillary butterfly in County Durham.21 likes
12 Apr 2011
Watch the video and discover the reality of tropical fieldwork! Kew's Tropical America team and Brazilian counterparts explore a remote corner of the Amazon, providing important baseline information for conservation planning and management.
17 Mar 2011
A new family of flowering plants has been described to accommodate Petenaea cordata, a species of uncertain affinities.7 likes
07 Mar 2011
Palmweb is a growing online encyclopaedia on palms which now contains descriptions of all genera and about half of all palm species.7 likes
24 Feb 2011
A sketch by former Kew Director Joseph Hooker, found in Kew's archives, is thought to be one of the first recorded views of Mount Everest by a European.15 likes