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Another one bites the dust…


Coffea lemblinii

Coffea lemblinii

This week’s extinct plant was a relative of coffee.  Coffea lemblinii sounds like it was lovely plant.  According to wikipedia, it was a small, very branched shrub with white flowers growing in the forest understory.  I wonder if its fruits were as tasty as those of its more familiar cousin C. arabica?

You’d think that with the disappearance of so many species, we’d be doing more to protect them.  But, at least in America, we’ve been doing quite a lot to destroy species.  In his last 100 days in office, Bush pushed through a lot of environmentally UN-friendly decisions.  Why don’t you write our new and improved president and suggest he undo those dangerous changes?

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