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14/02/12  |  Lisbon

New plant species found on São Tomé and Príncipe Islands named in tribute to Portuguese professor Jorge Paiva, from Coimbra University.

The scientific name given to a new plant species found on São Tomé and Príncipe Islands pays tribute to the Portuguese professor Jorge Paiva, from Coimbra University.

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There are also 35 endemic species of orchids on Sao Tome and Principe. I wonder if this plant may not serve as nesting material for the endemic giant sun bird?

by Tim Upham | 01/05/12 03:07:05

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14/07/11  |  UK

Botany: A Blooming History

What makes plants grow is a simple enough question. The answer turns out to be one of the most complicated and fascinating stories in science as Timothy Walker, director of Oxford University Botanic Garden, explains in the BBC4 programme "Botany: A Blooming History".

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