A Blooming Crisis

Discussion in 'Plants: In the News' started by Daniel Mosquin, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Over half of the world's magnolia species are facing extinction. – BBC

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    And of the ones not listed as endangered, the majority are just listed in an appendix 'Not yet evaluated'. Only a very few are listed as 'Least Concern'.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    We're using the planet up. Magnolias are indicators of wildness, like spotted owls and orchids. When ancient forests are disrupted, such organisms die out.
     

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