Author Archives: John Oliver

CR File: Suicide Palm

On the gently rolling hills of the Analalava Regions of North West Madagascar survives the last stand of a palm on the verge of extinction. The aptly named ‘Suicide Palm’ (Tahina spectabilis) has less than 30 adult plants remaining over a range of less than 4km2.

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CR File: Wyong Sun Orchid

One of the most critically endangered orchids is the Wyong Sun Orchid, named as such for the geographical location, on the Central Coast of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, in which it was first discovered and where the only known colonies are found.

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