Royal Botanic Gardens discovers over 2,000 new plant species
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    Royal Botanic Gardens discovers over 2,000 new plant species

    Per BBC News, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew discovered over 2,000 new plant species in the past year. While newly-discovered plants are at risk of extinction, a lot of it are potential food crops, medicines or sources of timber. Among the new species that were discovered include 11 types of Manihot shrub from Brazil and seven species of rooibos tea. Scientists pollinate the plants and the collected seeds are stored at the Millennium Seed Bank.

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