Book 2: coming in 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

There were 24, now there are two ...

Nepenthes rigidifolia is a species of giant pitcher plant that grows in a single, small area of Sumatra, Indonesia. It's so endangered that there are thought to be only two left in the wild!

Twenty-four specimens have been discovered in the past, but habitat destruction has all but wiped them out.

More information here.

Thanks to Simon Eyre for the link.
Photograph by ma_suska, via Wikimedia Commons