Thousands of plant species 'undiscovered in cupboards'

More than 35,000 new species of flowering plants may be lying undiscovered in cupboards around the world, it is claimed. Botanists looked at how long it takes for new species collected in the field to be identified, and found it often took decades. They concluded that of the 70,000 flowering plants that experts believe are yet to be found, over half may already be in collections, awaiting identification.

2010-12-07

 botany plant discovery species

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