Adding Madagascar to the Millennium Seed Bank at Kew Gardens


Kew Gardens, Palm House, London, England

Kew Gardens was founded in southwest London in 1840 as part of the Royal Botanic Gardens. In addition to having the largest and most diverse collection of plants in the world, Kew Gardens also hosts the Millennium Seed Bank, which aims to collect seeds from 25% of the world’s bankable plants. This author discusses the efforts to collect seeds from the diverse, and threatened, flora of the island of Madagascar.

Read Kew Gardens in race to collect and preserve Madagascar's seeds

By Adam Vaughan

The Guardian

August 15, 2016

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