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A pitcher plant from the Philippines, description of Nepenthes robcantleyi was based on plants known from only a single location, where the forest has since been cut down.
Heterospathe barfodii is a critically endangered palm from Papua New Guinea with a striking white crownshaft and maroon young flowering stems.
Adonidia maturbongsii is a solitary palm recently discovered on Biak Island in Indonesia and considered to be Endangered.
Ornithochilus cacharensis is a Critically Endangered orchid, which was recently discovered in Cachar, Assam (India).
23 Dec 2010
In the space of 17 months, the status of the tiny Ascension Island parsley fern (Anogramma ascensionis) has gone from 'thought extinct' to 'secure' because of the amazing collaborative efforts of a small group of very dedicated people.
14 Oct 2010
Find out about the plants of the UK Overseas Territories and how Kew's UKOTs programme is helping to understand and conserve them.
Only recently placed in a genus of its own, the Latin name of this palm honours a Kew botanist and palm expert.
A botanical curiosity, Cylindrocline lorencei was considered extinct in the wild in 1990, but has recently been reintroduced to Mauritius.
Nymphaea thermarum is the smallest waterlily in the world, and the only Nymphaea to grow in damp mud rather than water.
29 Mar 2010
Kew's Economic Botany Collection recently restored 26 decorative wood panels made in Japan in 1874. Find out more about the condition that we found them in and the process of conservation that followed.