Plants & Fungi - Species Browser

Our species browser allows you to search profiles of plants & fungi in four simple ways. Click on the dropdown below, make your selection, hit GO and the results will be displayed. To try again, hit RESET. You can browse:

  • By theme: including plant groups, e.g. Orchids, uses, e.g. Medicinal and key families Kew works with e.g. Legume family.
  • By family
  • By name or genus: this can be the common name, e.g. poppy or scientific/Latin name, e.g. Papaver rhoeas, or part of a word, e.g. Papav will still return the Papaver rhoeas.
  • By A-Z: scroll through the pages of thumbnails using the pagination at the bottom of the browser. If you would like to see the comprehensive A-Z page, click here.

Can't find the species you're looking for? Search Kew's databases and publications.

Plants and Fungi filter

Abelia parvifolia
Schumann abelia

Abutilon ranadei
Ghanti Mudra

Acacia anegadensis
poke-me-boy

Acacia baileyana
Cootamundra wattle

Acacia karroo
sweet thorn

Acacia mangium
brown salwood

Acanthus syriacus
Syrian acanthus

Acer griseum
paperbark maple

Actinidia kolomikta
kolomikta vine

Aesculus indica
Indian horse chestnut

Agaricus arvensis
horse mushroom


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