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.

Colombia: Evolution's favourite playground

We are celebrating Colombia’s incredible biodiversity through the orchid festival. Sergio Marrugo, former ColPlantA programme intern at Kew and biologist, tells us what makes his country's plant life so varied.

Top 13 species discovered in 2018

From an 'edible hedgehog' to a flower revealed by rainfall, our scientists and partners have discovered over 170 brand new species in 2018.