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e-Monocot is a NERC funded consortium between Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Oxford University and the Natural History Museum.


Grant no's 279981, 279984 & 279970. Period, Nov./Dec. 2010 to Oct./Nov. 2013.




Niamh Kilgallen's blog

Read the blog by Marcella Corcoran of Kew's UK Overseas Territories team here:

Juncaceae - Our most complete scratchpad yet!

The eMonocot Juncaceae scratchpad ( is now our most complete scratchpad after another 200 descriptions were added by Content team members Odile and Lucy today. Almost all taxa in the scratchpads now complete with a taxon descriptions. Many thanks to publishers ABRS for giving us kind permission to reproduce the content from their series of monographs on the family. Now all we need to make the site look great are some nice photos...contributions welcomed!

eMonocot reaches Brazil

Simon Mayo, Laurence Livermore and I have just returned from a trip to Brazil where we ran a series of meetings at the Instituto de Botânica in Sao Paulo, and a scratchpads training workshop in Joinville as part of the 63º Congresso Nacional de Botânica. The focus of the workshop were the families Eriocaulaceae and Xyridaceae and we were lucky enough to be joined by some of the world's foremost taxonomic experts in these families.

eMonocot at RBG Edinburgh

The Zingiberaceae Resource Centre has now joined eMonocot!

eMonocot team members Laurence Livermore, Niamh Kilgallen and Paul Wilkin travelled to RBG Edinburgh last week to run a scratchpad training workshop with Mark Newman and the rest of the Zingiberaceae crew there. Check out the new scratchpad at

Scratchpads developed and conceived by: Vince Smith, Simon Rycroft, Dave Roberts, Ben Scott...