Chalara dieback of ash - RBG Kew's response

Chalara dieback of ash, a fungal disease which threatens the species, is currently receiving much press attention in the UK. Tony Kirkham, Head of Kew's Arboretum, provides a synopsis of the disease and how Kew is responding.

Dypsis tokoravina in Madagascar

Madagascar’s palms near extinction

Eighty-three percent of Madagascar's palms are threatened with extinction, putting the livelihoods of local people at risk, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Washingtonia filifera

Palm biogeography

Researchers are using statistical and phylogenetic methods to help understand the biogeography of palms.

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Pretty little liars

In his fourth 'Seed of the Month' series, Wolfgang Stuppy exposes some fraudsters of the plant kingdom including the pretty but poisonous seeds of Abrus precatorius.