Botany Photo of the Day Clianthus puniceus

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

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    The fifth fabaceous species in this series on the pea family, Clianthus puniceus is a critically-endangered species now only extant on a small island (~5ha or ~12 acres) within a harbour of New Zealand’s North Island. Threats include summer droughts, competition from weeds, and browsing animals, including rodents. Clianthus is a ditypic genus, containing only […]

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