Saturday, January 19, 2008

New trees are still found, too

Despite being 18m high, a palm tree just described as Tahina spectabilis was never noticed until it piqued the curiosity of a plantation owner on a family picnic in Madagascar. British biologist Bill Baker compared the discovery to a finding a new species of elephant. He said, “It’s the most astonishing new palm in the last 50 years. It’s absolutely enormous.”

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