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.
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