What follows is a sampling of endangered plants recently collected by garden botanists:
Moraea neopavonia is a south African wildflower threatened by wheat farming.
Barringtonia butonica is a member of the Brazil nut family from Madagascar.
Blossoms of the Madagascar Symphonia nectarifera tree.
Iliamna remota found only in virginia Indiana.
Symbolanthus pulcherrimus, a member of the gentian family native to Central America.
Gloxinia dodsonii was discored in Ecuador by Cal Dodson.
Lindmania holstii was named for Bruce Holst, who found it on a mesa in Venezuela.
Minquartia guianensis is a tree used throughout the Amazon region because it resists rot. Medicine men use it's bark to fight intestinal parasites, bronchial disorders, and tuberculosis.
In any temperate forest, such as a grove of oaks and hickories in Missouri, you find numerous trees but only a few species.
Metasequoia, or dawn redwood, long thought extinct until a forester in the 1940s found some growing near a mountain village in China.