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Amazon plant diversity revealed in verified research

The first ever verified checklist of plant diversity in the Amazon has revealed unexpected data providing an exciting and solid new foundation for future research and exploration into the ecology and evolution of one of Earth’s most species-rich regions. Published today (Tuesday, September 19) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (http://m.pnas.org/content/early/2017/09/12/1706756114 ), the research paper "Challenging checklists: counting plant species in the Amazon" sets out a clearer picture of exactly what does grow in this biodiversity hot spot.

World's smelliest plant no longer blooming

Reappointment of Trustees of the Board of RBGE

Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, has confirmed the reappointments of Thomas Meagher and Diana Murray as Trustees of the Board of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Saving Forests, Changing Lives report published

John Mitchell and Regius Keeper Simon Milne MBE

Future of alpine conservation replicates heritage horticulture

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)