TOP TEN NEW SPECIES: Ghost Slug and More in Pictures

TOP TEN NEW SPECIES: Ghost Slug and More in Pictures
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Charrier Coffee: Natural-Born Decaf

From Cameroon comes this newly discovered coffee plant, which sprouts beans utterly devoid of caffeine.

The charrier bean--named to the 2009 top ten list of new species--may someday lead to the ultimate natural decaf. Even so, said taxonomist Quentin Wheeler, director of the institute behind the list, "I have no idea if this has beans you would want to drink or not."
—Photograph courtesy Francois Anthony
 
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