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Majestic, massive tree species discovered in Brazil

Majestic, massive tree species discovered in Brazil

New Species, Plants December 16, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Kew scientists, in collaboration with researchers from Brazil and Canada, have discovered one of the largest trees in the world.  The tree grows to a whopping 40 metres with an estimated weight of up to 62 tonnes, according to authors, likely making it the world’s heaviest living organism.  (Editor’s note: redwoods have been measured over 2,000 tons).  It is as tall as a 12 story building and as heavy as a sperm whale.  Dinizia jueirana-facao, was discovered in the Reserva Natural Vale, in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, an area of 22,000 hectares of pristine Atlantic Forest, the largestRead More