Thursday, January 15, 2004


From The Straits Times comes this story about the primary forests of Singapore. Researchers have shown that the tiny tracts of land, all that remains of the old-growth, have remained surprisingly resilient to non-native plants, perhaps because of the limited light under the dense forest canopy. The only significant invader so far has been Koster's curse (Clidemia hirta), but scientists note that it is definitely not thriving.

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