A rapid survey of three river catchments in a remote area of Angola has provided reasons for their designation under the Angolan Protected Areas Expansion Strategy.
Archaeological plant remains from an environmentally degraded valley in the deserts of southern Peru reveal the rise and fall of agricultural production.
The first complete genus-level dated phylogeny of palms reveals insights into the evolution of rainforests.
Conservation Biotechnology at Kew is developing methods for the laboratory propagation of island-endemic orchids – species often under threat.
A new study led by Oxford University and involving Kew has revealed that of the estimated 70,000 species of flowering plants yet to be described by scientists, more than half may already have been collected but are lying unknown and unrecognised in collec
The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. A recent study by Kew and partners has further revealed that that one fifth of plant species are also at risk - includin
Following the announcement of the universal plant DNA barcode late in 2009, scientists at Kew are testing the barcode to see if it can be used to identify plants reliably. If successful, this DNA technology will have wide-ranging applications in discoveri
Also known as the Marsh pagoda or Vleistompie, this species is difficult to collect.
The excitement could not be concealed when the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership collection team came across three Oldfieldia dactylophylla trees loaded with fruits.
This Dioscorea (yam) species is scarce because it has been over-collected for medicinal use. A newly discovered species of Dioscorea has now been collected and saved by the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.