Lauren Gardiner Curator

I'm a botanist specialising in Madagascar, Arecaceae (palms) and Orchidaceae (orchids), based at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. I am the Red List Authority for the IUCN SSC Palm Specialist Group ( and the European Network of Palm Scientists (, a member of the IUCN SSC Orchid Specialist Group, and I used to manage the e-taxonomy portal

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