New Snake, Orchid, More Found in Vietnam

New Snake, Orchid, More Found in Vietnam
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Looking like a refugee from the Addams Family's garden, a new species of Aspidistra plant is among the recently announced finds from the Annamite mountain range of central Vietnam.

Aspidistra nicolai was named in honor of the late Russian botanist Nicolai Arnautov, a senior gardener at the St. Petersburg Botanical Gardens who headed the facility's Aspidistra cultivation program.

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