Image showing artist’s impression of elephant birds on a beach in Madagascar

Madagascar's orphans of extinction

Researchers in Comparative Seed Biology, Wolfgang Stuppy and Aurélie Albert-Daviaud, explain how some Madagascan plants are living on 'borrowed time' following the extinction of their seed dispersers.

Mellissia begoniifolia (Saint Helena boxwood), reduced to a small handful of plants in the wild (Image: T. Heller)

Seed conservation in the remote South Atlantic

Tom Heller describes the important role of seed conservation in protecting vulnerable plants, while Kew Associate Phil Lambdon recounts the challenges involved in his visit to Gough Island.

POWO puts botanical knowledge online

Kew has launched Plants of the World Online (POWO), a website that’s open to all, with information on Kew’s vast botanical collections and floras.

Pages