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24 Jan 2014
A new web resource from Kew provides information on the genera of the legume family.0 likes
14 Oct 2013
On 28 October 2013 Kew Gardens will host a symposium examining the borderline between herbal medicines and food supplements.
03 Sep 2013
Kew scientists investigate the occurrence of alkaloids in the heartwood of Taxus baccata (European yew).7 likes
10 Jul 2013
Through its yam research programme, RBG Kew is providing scientific data contributing to improving food security and conserving yam diversity in some of the lowest GDP per capita countries.0 likes
10 Jun 2013
Scientists at Kew Gardens have discovered compounds new to science in ordinary elderflower drinks.25 likes
10 May 2013
Caffeine in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers manipulates the memory of pollinating bees.0 likes
26 Mar 2013
Researchers untangle the names of spiny wild aubergines.2 likes
14 Mar 2013
Not many people have heard of edible aroids yet they are among the oldest cultivated crops in the world. Tropical Nursery horticulturalist Louisa Hall introduces some of these exotic species.
05 Mar 2013
A phylogenetic study has shown that related plants are used traditionally in three disparate regions to treat similar medical conditions.18 likes
14 Feb 2013
Compounds discovered in a species of rose native to the UK may help to unravel the complex taxonomy of Rosa.4 likes