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Billed as the loneliest plant in the world, E. woodii is a cycad. Cycads are a very old order of tree and it turns out this one, which is still there in London, may be the very last tree of its kind on our planet, the last one to grow up in the wild. Fascinating story by NPR's science correspondent Robert Krulwich via Wilder Quarterly.
By Bonnie L. Grant Sago palms are one of the oldest types of plant life still alive. The plants belong to the family of Cycads, which aren’t really palms, but the leaves are reminiscent of palm fronds. These ancient plants are common in the landscape and lend a tropical air to gardens, even in temperate…