Lucy T Smith
botanical artist

Tahina spectabilis, Madagascar
This new genus of palm is one of the most exciting recent discoveries in the palm world. Found in a remote location of north-western Madagascar, these giants flower at the end of their life before collapsing. Lucy produced the first drawings at Kew used to describe the palm for science, and had exclusive access to the specimens and photographs collected by its discoverers.
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Goauche and watercolour
33 x 55cm
June 2009