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NTBG completes Red List catalogue of endemic plants

NAPALI — Researchers with the National Tropical Botanical Garden were devastated when the last known wild member of the endemic flowering plant Hibiscadelphus woodii was found dead in the Kalalau Valley in 2011.

The plant only grows along the sheer cliffs of Kaua‘i and had only been discovered a few years earlier, in 1991, when new rope climbing techniques allowed for further exploration of the extremely rugged territory.

But, in 2016, the two more individual H. woodii plants were re-discovered using another new technology — drones.

Read the entire article at: https://www.thegardenisland.com/2021/04/19/hawaii-news/ntbg-completes-red-list-catalogue-of-endemic-plants/

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