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Sunday, February 8, 2015

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

A rare new plant inspires the first genus named after Sir David Attenborough

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 07:26 AM PST

A new genus and species of flowering plants from the custard apple family, Annonaceae, has been discovered in the jungles of Gabon by French and Gabonese botanists. The extraordinary genus was named after Sir David Attenborough to honor his influence on the life and careers of the scientists who discovered it.

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