[Taxacom] Kew Tropical Plant Identification Course

Tim Utteridge T.Utteridge at kew.org
Tue Dec 29 04:13:15 CST 2009

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is organizing a two-week Tropical Plant Identification Course from 10 to 21 May 2010. The course has been designed for conservation and environment professionals, and is also suitable for graduate students, ethnobotanists, ecologists and zoologists.

Taught by Kew's botanists, all with an in-depth knowledge of the plants and habitats of the tropics, the course will give participants an overview of 70 of the most commonly encountered tropical plant families, as well as an introduction to plant morphology and identification tools.  Through short illustrated lectures, and extensive hands-on practical sessions, Kew's botanists will demonstrate the key characters for each family, sharing their expert tips for identification. Students will join identification sessions focused on different regions in the tropics; and a visit to the living collections will provide a chance to apply this knowledge 'in the field'.

Please see this link for full information:


Dr. T.M.A. Utteridge; South-East Asia Team, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE; Tel: +44(0)208332 5279; Fax: +44(0)208332 5278.
Please note that due to works on the new Herbarium building, there will be disruption to visitor services and access to the collections.  Please contact us for details before arranging any visits for 2009/10.

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