Two species of pennyworts growing on dry land in Western Australia

Main report: Two new plant species rise like a phoenix from the ashes of WA bushfires, then vanish
(ABC News Australia)

Scientific Paper: not published   
Common Name: Phoenix pennywort
Categories: New Species | Plants

A new plant species has been discovered rising from the ashes of two major bushfires near Albany in Western Australia.  The soon-to-be-named species was the second pennywort to be found on dry land anywhere in the world.  The first was the phoenix pennywort, also collected in Western Australia, in November 2015, which will be described in a publication in a few months. Pennyworts are perennial herbs that usually grow in, or next to, water.

The phoenix pennywort . Photo: Andrew Perkins

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