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"Extinct" Plants Found in Remote Australia
Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 4/11/2008 | n/a

Posted on 04/12/2008 8:42:58 PM PDT by Pyro7480

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Two plants that were thought to have been extinct since the late 1800s have been rediscovered in far northern Australia, according to an official report released on Saturday.

The Queensland state government's State of the Environment report said the two species were found on Cape York, in tropical far north Queensland.

"The Rhaphidospora cavernarum, which is a large herb that stands about one and a half meters high, has reappeared," state climate change minister Andrew McNamara told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio.

"It hasn't been seen in Queensland since 1873," he said.

He said the second plant that has reappeared, another herb called Teucrium ajugaceum, was last seen in 1891.

The report was produced from research by more than 100 academic and government experts.

"The rediscovery of two presumed extinct plant species has seen a decline in this category, with a corresponding increase in the endangered category," the report said.

It said more than 50 plant species new to science are discovered and described in Queensland every year and there are more than 12,000 native plant species known to science in the state.

(Reporting by Victoria Thieberger; Editing by Jerry Norton)


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; extinct; godsgravesglyphs; plants; species
Neat.
1 posted on 04/12/2008 8:42:59 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: SunkenCiv
One ping only
2 posted on 04/12/2008 8:44:30 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: SunkenCiv
Oops. This is the real link.

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3 posted on 04/12/2008 8:45:23 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: Pyro7480

Interesting, any notion as to their demise in the first place?


4 posted on 04/12/2008 8:51:56 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Pyro7480

Is this possibly a re-awakening of seed due to heavy wild fires or flooding?


5 posted on 04/12/2008 8:59:02 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Pyro7480
This GREAT news...I've always wanted to see the herb Teucrium ajugaceum...but thought I was born a century too late....oh I am so happy.....
6 posted on 04/12/2008 8:59:29 PM PDT by There You Go Again
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To: Pyro7480

Good news bump.


7 posted on 04/12/2008 9:01:05 PM PDT by Ciexyz (My Comments/Ping List no longer downloads.)
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To: Pyro7480

Good. Let’s burn them for bio fuels.


8 posted on 04/12/2008 9:10:47 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Ciexyz

I wonder if we need to take all the environmentalists and march them around the world categorizing everything. How many species on the “extinct” list might not be extinct? (Ivory billed woodpecker, for example). Or endangered species that aren’t really endangered?
If they can find it after several human generations, they weren’t looking hard enough.


9 posted on 04/12/2008 9:13:57 PM PDT by tbw2 ("Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" by Tamara Wilhite - on amazon.com)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
LOL! It's not nice to fool mother nature!


10 posted on 04/12/2008 9:26:17 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Pyro7480

Perhaps the herb can one day cure liberalism. I can hope can’t I?


11 posted on 04/12/2008 9:37:44 PM PDT by Know et al (Everything I know I read in the newspaper and that's the reason for my ignorance. Will Rogers)
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To: Pyro7480

It takes a “hundred experts” to report two plants were found? Outstanding!


12 posted on 04/12/2008 9:50:00 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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" "The Rhaphidospora cavernarum, which is a large herb that stands about one and a half meters high, has reappeared," state climate change minister Andrew McNamara told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio.

Climate Change Minister?
We're screwed.

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

13 posted on 04/12/2008 10:15:08 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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14 posted on 04/13/2008 12:12:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_____________________Profile updated Saturday, March 29, 2008)
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To: steelyourfaith

It’s worse - his full title is actually the Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation.


15 posted on 04/13/2008 12:29:43 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

A great man once said that the closest thing we as human beings have seen in the way of immortality was a government program.

That makes “Minister for Sustainability (socialism), Climate Change (no using resources peasants), and Innovation (government waste)” even more frightening.


16 posted on 04/13/2008 12:44:03 AM PDT by allmendream
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To: Pyro7480
Almost as cool as finding the Wollemi Pine.
17 posted on 04/13/2008 1:59:16 AM PDT by uglybiker (I do not suffer from mental illness. I quite enjoy it, actually.)
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To: SunkenCiv; naturalman1975
It’s worse - his full title is actually the Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation.

And there I was, hoping for our very own Minister For the Protection of Morality and the Prevention of Vice.

18 posted on 04/13/2008 3:14:39 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (a fair dinkum aussie)
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To: Pyro7480
"Psssst! Rhaphidospora!"

"Yo! Whassup Teucrium ?"

"We been busted, now where do we go?"

19 posted on 04/13/2008 6:20:26 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco ( I don't kiss monkeys or party with clowns....)
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To: Fred Nerks

“And there I was, hoping for our very own Minister For the Protection of Morality and the Prevention of Vice.”

I do not see a sarcasm tag. Did you forget something? Or are you just depending on our discernment and perception?

(prepares flamethrowers, sends out a call to viking and other kitties...)

;)


20 posted on 04/13/2008 8:16:33 AM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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Or are you just depending on our discernment and perception?

Yep.

21 posted on 04/13/2008 2:30:15 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (a fair dinkum aussie)
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To: Fred Nerks
“Yep.”

Very brave of you. Not, perhaps, very wise, but very brave...

And it looks like it worked, too. Hmmmm. If I can find my last two functioning brain cells, maybe I'd better think on that. ;)

22 posted on 04/15/2008 3:43:20 PM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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