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Specimen of Cladrastis kentukea

12 new flavonoids discovered in Kew tree

12 Jan 2012
In the 2011 International Year of Forests, scientists report the discovery of 12 compounds new to science in a tree growing at Kew Gardens.


Trees influence epiphyte and invertebrate communities

04 Jan 2012
Scientists have found that genetically similar tropical trees host similar species assemblages of epiphytes and invertebrates.


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