Kew is a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. Our unique combination of extensive collections, databases, scientific expertise and global partnerships gives us a leading role in facilitating access to fundamental plant and fungal information.
With over 8.5 million items, Kew houses the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world. They represent approximately 95% of vascular plant genera and 60% of fungal genera.
In July, Kew is hosting an international meeting on Traditional Chinese Medicine. The exciting event will bring together experts to discuss and debate the current challenges and opportunities that face the global development of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
In a ground-breaking study, scientists have been able to uncover the diverse world of soil-dwelling ectomycorrhizal fungi across Europe. Discovering the influences of soil, climate, pollution and tree host has revealed some surprising results.