Smallest waterlily in the world saved from extinction – by Kew Gardens

Guardian: Plant experts at Kew Gardens have rescued the smallest waterlily in the world from the brink of extinction. The thermal waterlily has not grown in the wild since the last specimens vanished two years ago from its only known habitat, a hot spring in southwest Rwanda. After a year-long struggle, a Kew Gardens biologist worked out a way to grow the plants at the botanic gardens, paving the way for their reintroduction in the wild. Carlos Magdalena, the plant scientist who ......

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