20 Jul '11, 4pm

18 New Plant Species Discovered in French Polynesia

18 New Plant Species Discovered in French Polynesia

The rugged basaltic rock terrain of the islands makes research slow and difficult. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons For more than a century, the Marquesas Islands have been a destination for artists, writers, and musicians from the West, looking for a tropical hideaway. French painter Paul Gauguin and Belgian singer Jacques Brel both moved to the islands at the end of their lives and eventually died there. Writers such as Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thor Heyerdahl visited the islands and were inspired to write books about their experiences. In spite of this notable attention, the small island chain in the South Pacific has received little attention from botanists and biologists. Until the late 1980s, in fact, no comprehensive surveys of the islands' biodiversity had been conducted. This is slowly changing and with each new expedition a number of new and hig...

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