World's smallest water lily stolen from Kew Gardens after being dug up

A rare plant has been stolen from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew after being dug up from a shallow water lily pond.

Nymphaea Thermarum plant Credit: Metropolitan Police

The 'Nymphaea Thermarum' was stolen from the Princess of Wales Conservatory.

The plant went missing between 8:30am and 14:55pm on Thursday, 9 January 2014 Credit: Metropolitan Police

The plant vanished on Thursday, 9 January 2014. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8721 5934.