The Most Bizarre Plants on Earth



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In 1994, in Australia, a species of tree was found that had been thought extinct for millions of years. This bizarre-looking beast had been known about only from 120 million-year-old fossil leaves before this moment of pure magic. It is called the Wollemi Pine and fewer than one hundred exist in the wild. They have strange bark that looks like bubbles of chocolate, multiple trunks, and ferny-looking leaves growing in spirals. They can grow up to 125 feet tall.


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Soqotra is one of a remote group of islands in the northern part of the Indian Ocean, and part of the Republic of Yemen. It is one of four islands known as the “Galapagos of the Indian Ocean” because many of its plant and animal species are found nowhere else on earth. First settled 3.000 years ago by Arabian tribes, it was central to an ancient trade route across the Indian Ocean.

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