Kew Asia@Kew_AsiaManaging, developing & facilitating access to the Asian plant collections of the Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. #curation #herbarium #taxonomy #research kew.org/science/collec… Richmond, London Joined August 2016
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#Rafflesia! Sighted by @Kew_Asia’s Dr Gemma Bramley on a research expedition to Borneo. The target was the genus #Cyrtandra in the family #Gesnesiaceae but this was a welcome chance encounter. It’s a parasite on vines of Tetrastigma (Vitaceae, the grape family) @KewScience
Daniele Cicuzza @danielecicuzzaa month ago
Timonius (Rubiaceae) a complex genus of dioecious trees. We knew only 26 species, the authors described 68 new species, a total of 94 species only for the island of Borneo.
#Taxonomy remains crucial for nature #conservation @mobotgarden @gunter_fischer @Botanical_ @Kew_Asia
Kew Science @KewSciencea month ago
JOB: We're looking for an outstanding taxonomist to lead our Accelerated Taxonomy Priority - a team of around 50 Scientists - and coordinate efforts to push the frontiers of taxonomic research 🍂
Do you have what it takes? Apply today 👇
#KewHerbarium Wing B (housing hundreds of thousands of precious research collections, incl. Rubiaceae/Ericales/Malvales etc.), is currently under wraps as roof gets replaced & windows/walls get decorated. A beautiful building site! @Kew_Asia @KewAfrica @KewAmericas @KewScience
Taxoblitzing 🤩🌳!! The Kew contingent of the Lae/Kew Herbaria Dillenia #Taxoblitz team working today at #KewHerbarium. Can’t wait to welcome our LAE colleagues in the coming months too, so we can work together in person, rather than online…@Kew_Asia @KewScience
Exciting work is underway to give global access to the >8 million plant and fungal specimens currently housed at Kew. Here are some surprising ways this may help save the world 🌿🍄🌼🌳🌍: kew.org/5-ways-digitis…
Clare drinkell @claredrinkell2 months ago
This beautiful arrangement, credited to Miss Banbury, Dec 1886, Western Australia, appears on a Caladenia flava herbarium sheet. @Kew_Asia #curation #herbarium #digitisation
Kew Herbarium (Wing A) can be seen in this video (6.33-ish onwards), posted by @KewGuild on their revamped website. It's lovely to see the people who have come before us working in there! youtu.be/eFZ6p1q5mg0 #curation #taxonomy #mounting kewguild.org.uk/history/
Published today: Selecting the best candidates for resurrecting extinct-in-the-wild plants from herbaria nature.com/articles/s4147… @Kew_Asia @KewAfrica @KewScience @RenataBorosova @BotanistBriggs
Plazi Species @plazi_species3 months ago
A newly discovered Ebenaceae from New Guinea!
Original paper: doi.org/10.24823/EJB.2…
@EJBotany @bgci @PlantWorldNews @Kew_Asia @iaptglobal
#FAIRdata #nature #biodiversity #conservation #Botany #wildflower
Dr Timothy Utteridge @timutteridge3 months ago
Environment‐dependent influence of fruit size upon the distribution of the Malesian archipelagic flora nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pp… @trethowBOT @botanistlaura @C_Puglisi @AnnaTrias @KewScience @Kew_Asia
Clare drinkell @claredrinkell5 months ago
The fascinating Giles herbarium represents a snapshot of common flora of southern England between 1895 and 1896. Now fully digitised. kew.org/giles-herbariu… Written by @noahhearne
Rebecca Hilgenhof @PassifloraTree6 years ago
Wowzer! ...they're huge!!! #Giant upper #pitchers of #Nepenthes hemsleyana (#Nepenthaceae). Now, woolly #bats could move in 🌱🏡🦇#batroosting
Kew Gardens @kewgardens6 months ago
All of us here at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are incredibly sad to hear the news that Her Majesty The Queen has passed away aged 96. May she rest in peace.
Wing B of #KewHerbarium (K) is a beautiful building site at the moment! At the end we will have energy efficient lights & a new roof 🌿🤩. That’s the Wallich Herbarium (K-W) on the left of the 1st pic.
A massive THANK YOU to the @IPNI_UK team for coming over to #KewHerbarium 🌿🌸 to give a session on #nomenclature & types…A great grounding for our newest members of staff & interns, and a good refresher for everyone else @KewScience @Kew_Asia @KewAmericas @KewAfrica 🙏🙏🙏
So the students started their projects today and I guess the photos will tell you how it went! Fantastic energy!
@KewAfrica @Kew_Asia @KewAmericas @KewScience
Martin Cheek @DrMartinCheek7 months ago
Incorporating New Guinea specimens from David Frodin! Curation in action @KewAfrica @Kew_Asia
We're all set to leave tomorrow to Ghana for the kick-off of the practical part of Kew's brand new short course on "Taxonomy Skills". Months of preparation have led to this moment - we can't wait to meet the students and our Ghanaian colleagues! Watch this space!! @KewAfrica
Long flights, delayed flights, missed connections, lost luggage and short nights... it was mission (im)possible to gather 15 participants from across Africa and Madagascar! ..but finally the team is complete, and ready for the fun to begin!
@KewAfrica @KewAmericas @Kew_Asia
C. 100 year old @DailyMirror found today under the floor of Kew’s Herbarium. Dated 30 Dec 1922, it contains gossip, cartoon strips & comment on the world at large. The building it was found in dates back to the 1700s, so I wonder what else we’ll find?! @KewAfrica @KewAmericas
Kew Gardens @kewgardens11 months ago
Our Herbarium and Fungarium collections are going digital!
By making this data freely available to researchers around the world we will create a valuable resource to help tackle biodiversity loss and climate change.
Watch to find out more 👇
Dr Timothy Utteridge @timutteridge12 months ago
Sapotaceae of New Guinea workshop, the Team getting to grips with venation, calyx whorls and corolla papillae @botanistlaura @scunnybunny22 @trethowBOT @C_Puglisi @BotanistBriggs @AnnaTrias @Kew_Asia @KewScience
Smell of Heritage @ucqbbem12 months ago
Inhaling the jungles, sniffing the woodlands: a nose-first journey into the depths of @kewgardens old herbarium, guided by @botanistlaura @claredrinkell, who want to preserve the scents. Thanks to the team for helping me find the best specimens! #olfactoryheritage @UCL_ISH
How do you smell? Yesterday we welcomed Cecilia Bembibre, UCL Institute of Sustainable Heritage, to take her nose on an exploration around the herbarium, gathering information on the odours within the collections. @ucqbbem smellofheritage.org
Excellent #Sapotaceae tutorial by visiting researcher Dr Ulf Swenson (Swedish Museum of Nat History), funded by Bentham-Moxon Trust. Working through our vast Sapotaceae herbarium collections @KewScience, it’ll be one of the worlds best naming resources by the end! @timutteridge
Marie Briggs @BotanistBriggsa year ago
The Herbarium curation team was lucky to get a behind the scenes tour of Kew’s Arboretum Nursery yesterday-to learn what goes on there & to see what links can be forged. Loved the natural pest control: Pinguicula (Lentibulariaceae) & the adapted pots for good root growth!
Come work with us in the wonderful Kew Herbarium!! It’s the final day for applications for our permanent PT Curator-Botanist post in the Asia team: careers.kew.org/vacancy/curato… #curation #curationjob #herbarium #taxonomy
Calling all budding (pardon the pun🌱) under / recent grads with an interest in curation & taxonomy! Apply now for a paid 8 week summer internship at RBG Kew Herbarium careers.kew.org/vacancy/scienc… @KewAfrica #curation #taxonomy