Botanical exploration in Madagascar

Palms of Madagascarby John Dransfield and Henk Beentje was co-published in 1995 by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the IPS. Since that time, continued research and field work have brought to light a wealth of new species and one new genus (Tahina). Dr. Bentjee recently received a grant from the IPS for botanical exploration in Madagascar in preparation for the forthcoming second edition of Palms of Madagascar.

Dr. Henk Beentje stands beneath the recently-described Ravenea beentjei in Vondrozo, SE Madagascar. Photo by J. Dransfield

What will we discover next?