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Soon no more?

Dactyladenia cinerea

Dactyladenia cinerea

Wanted! More collections! And recent ones, please! But I doubt it ever will be collected again; according to the IUCN Red List it has only been collected once (in 1904), in an area now mostly turned into agriculture land… For the time being, it is listed as Critically Endangered, but can probably be moved to Extinct… (as is the Holotype, burnt down in the bombings of the Berlin Herbarium in March 1943). It’s South American relatives in genus Acioa have edible seeds (oil seeds) that are locally important. Who knows what uses this species might have had?!

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