Mexico’s club mosses at risk of extinction

26 March 2015

In Mexico’s rainforests, club mosses – fern-like plants that resemble the branches of pine trees - are in trouble.

All nine species of the club moss genus Phlegmariurus found in the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico are at risk of extinction, according to a new study published in the journal Tropical Conservation Science. One of these species, P. orizabae, has not been recorded in the wild since 1854.

Read more here.