Critically endangered plant rediscovered in China

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-08-23 14:35
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Photo taken on Aug 17, 2022 shows researcher Hu Jun checking specimens at Chengdu Institute of Biology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Southwest China's Sichuan province. [Photo/Xinhua]

CHENGDU -- A critically endangered plant, known as Euonymus aquifolium, has been rediscovered in China, more than 110 years after it was first found in the country.

A team of Chinese scientists led by Hu Jun found the plant in a canyon during the country's second scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in 2021.

In 1908, British botanist Ernest Henry Wilson first collected three specimens of the rare plant in southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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