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The spiny forest of south west Madagascar

18 January 2013

Stuart Cable and the team from Silo National des Graines Forestières visit the spiny forest to collect seeds for Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.

Everything has spines in the spiny forest of South West Madagascar

Madagascar has a rich flora, estimated to total between 10-12,000 species, of which up to 85% are not found naturally anywhere else on Earth. Many plants are known to grow in just a few areas, and are critically endangered.

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