“Losing Paradise? Endangered Plants Here and Around the World”—Natural History Museum, through Dec. 12, 2010
Our planet’s rich diversity of plant life is at risk. Ecosystems are changing rapidly and more than 20 percent of the world’s flora is threatened with extinction. Scientists are racing to gather information on known plants and to document the estimated 50,000 plant species that have never been scientifically described before they disappear forever. This exhibit highlights the detailed botanical illustrations that convey the vital importance of plant conservation by documenting plant diversity for future generations and reminding us of our vanishing botanical wealth.
Image of Lycaste macrophylla from Peru by Angela Mirro
Posted: 29 August 2010