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16 Flowering Plants Described By The California Academy Of Sciences In 2017

- Dec 19, 2017 -

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This is Lavoisiera canastrensis, a new princess flower from Brazil.

In 2017, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 85 new plant and animal species to the family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth's complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions. 

The new species include 16 flowering plants, one elephant-shrew, 10 sharks, 22 fish, three scorpions, seven ants, 13 nudibranchs, seven spiders, three wasps, one fossil sand dollar, one deepwater coral, and one lizard. More than a dozen Academy scientists -- along with several dozen international collaborators -- described the discoveries.

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