DEST course: Tropical Plant Identification Course

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; a visit to the living collections will provide a chance to apply this knowledge ‘in the field’.

Click here for registration and more information about the course.

ForBio may fund participation in this course for our members. Contact Heidi Solstad ( for more details.

Application deadline: December 20, 2013.

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