Sunday, March 27, 2016

Alseodaphne nigrescens in MacRitchie Forest: Extinct No More

Needless to say, the more we are out there ground truthing, the more likely we are of discovering and learning new things. One unforgettable 'Aha' moment of mine in MacRitchie forest - a long-thought extinct species - Alseodaphne nigrescens - rediscovered 2014.

Leaves drying jet-black. Peduncle swollen and red, deceivingly fruit-like. There are a few trees in MacRtichie forest.

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