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Magnolia species new to science found in Sierra Gorda

(World Land Trust)

Three new species of magnolia have been discovered in Sierra Gorda thanks to Roberto Pedraza Ruiz, Technical Officer of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG) – and one of the new species has been named after him! GESG is the Mexican conservation partner of World Land Trust (WLT), which has been supporting conservation in Sierra Gorda since 2007.

The discoveries were confirmed in late 2013 and, during the first few months of 2014, Roberto has been recording information about the species at the request of magnolia specialist Dr José Antonio Vázquez who is completing their description.

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Friday, June 27, 2014