Plant News: Celebrating an “Extinct in the Wild” Waterlily Rescue in Rwanda

…For it was in a remote wetland adjacent to a geothermal ecosystem that in the summer of 2023, our small international species recovery team, celebrated the rescue of a wild population of the extinct miniature waterlily–Nymphaea thermarum.

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Nymphaea therarum. Photo credit: Michael B. Thomas, Pascal Sibomana, and Bonny Dumbo.

Nymphaea therarum. Photo credit: Michael B. Thomas, Pascal Sibomana, and Bonny Dumbo.