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.
The seeds of a rare Aloe tree were collected in the Taita Hills of Kenya during a collaborative collecting mission involving the National Genebank of Kenya and the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.
Efforts to find and conserve populations of Protea odorata date back to the early 1980's when four sites were identified.
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership has conserved the endangered Australian grassland paper daisy (Leucochrysum albicans).
A once wide spread plant species, this geophyte, known only to be found in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa is on the verge of extinction in the wild.
Find out how snow protea (Protea cryophila) was lost and found thanks to the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership has conserved the endangered Origanum syriacum, the most economic and edible wild plant in Lebanon.
A wild population of a long-lost species was discovered during a routine seed collecting trip in South Africa. This plant species had not been documented or collected since 1960.
Canopy giants and miniature fungi are among over 250 new species discovered in Kew’s 250th anniversary year
Against all expectations, seed scientists from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst, germinated 200 year old seeds discovered in The National Archives. Some of these have now grown into healthy plants.
The discovery of a new palm genus has revealed that botanists have much still to learn about remote areas such as New Guinea.
Some parts of the planet with a Mediterranean-style climate have become species-rich biodiversity hotspots, a recent study reveals.
Kew has been invited to play a key role in shaping conservation policy in Mozambique.
Kew's scientists have propagated café marron seedlings and sent them back to their native Mauritius.