Nature: World’s ugliest orchid and a toadstool from Heathrow Airport among Kew’s new species of 2020

When people think of orchids, they think of the most exquisite and exotic flowers, which can be traded for thousands of pounds. The Gastrodia agnicellus — small and brown, with flowers that barely open — may come as a bit of a disappointment by comparison. But, unshowy as this ‘ugly’ orchid may be, it smells … Read more