Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 26, 2014

New Plant Is Only Home of Many Insect Species

ScienceDaily reported on the discovery of a new plant, Piper kelleyi, in the Andes mountains in Ecuador. It is a relative of the black pepper that we use on our food. What is amazing is that it is “sole home of an estimated 40-50 insect species, most of which are entirely dependent on this plant species for survival.”

Read more  and see photos of the plant at:  New plant species a microcosm of biodiversity — ScienceDaily.


  1. […] New Plant Is Only Home of Many Insect Species […]


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