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Apodasmia similis
(previously known as Leptocarpus similis and Leptocarpus simplex)

Oioi / Jointed Wire Rush

Oioi is a feathery evergreen “rush” popular for its ability to not only grow almost anywhere, but also to restore wetland environments by trapping sediment and building up land.  228 more words



Ficinia spiralis
(previously known as Desmoschoenus spiralis)

Pīngao / Pīkao / Golden Sand Sedge

A bright-orange dune-holding grass, threatened in the wild by human activity and the introduced Marram Grass. 247 more words


Water Crisis - A Global Endemic

Water borne diseases constitute a major factor of diseases and resultant deaths. These diseases are responsible for causing death of twenty-five percent children worldwide.

Carex secta

Carex secta
(previously known as Carex virgata var. secta)

Pūrei / Pukio / Makura

Pūrei is a stately waterside plant because of its graceful shape and visually soft texture. 165 more words


New on 500px : Sri Lanka Blue Magpie by Milan_Zygmunt by Milan_Zygmunt

The Sri Lanka blue magpie is a member of the crow family living in the hill forests of Sri Lanka, where it is endemic.

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Fyson's Rattlepod

Fyson’s Rattlepod (Crotalaria fysonii). Endemic to Southern Western Ghats. — at Eravikulam National Park, Munnar, Kerala.