Hundreds of thousands of plant species ‘are duplicates’, claim scientists

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Scientists have deleted hundreds of thousands of plant species from the dictionary of life after the most comprehensive assessment ever carried out.

Researchers believe that around 600,000 species documented as being new by botanists are in fact duplicates of already categorised plants.

The Telegraph

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