Tag Archives: Palaeobotany

The Palm Family: Plants with a Heart

The Arecaceae, better known as the palm family, is one of the world’s most iconic plant groups. Comprised of approximately 2600 species across 181 genera (Christenhusz and Byng, 2016), this is a large and diverse family, yet simultaneously one of … Continue reading

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Ginkgo biloba – and a new book from a Reading Alumnus

We have a few plants of Ginkgo biloba on campus, all of which are fairly small and young compared with the historic specimen at Kew gardens.  However that tree is small compared with the huge specimens that can be seen … Continue reading

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