Rare wildflowers back from the brink

Two good news stories for botanists oceans apart.

gasteranthus extinctus small orange flowers growing among green leaves about the trunk of a large tree with a waterfall visible in the background
Long believed to have gone extinct, Gasteranthus extinctus (orange flowers) was found growing next to a waterfall at Bosque y Cascada Las Rocas, a private reserve in coastal Ecuador containing a large population of the endangered plant. Credit: Riley Fortier.