A rare and endangered plant in California has been found in the United States.
Itamorrereal plantana, or Pimento arbutinacea, is found in parts of northern and western California and Arizona.
It’s only been recorded in the U.S. since the mid-1950s, but its name comes from the way it appears to glow red, which is its only distinguishing feature.
“The plant is a tropical shrub, and the plants are also very small,” said Dr. Jochen Wegner of the University of California, Davis.
“They’re pretty easy to spot and I think that’s a really important thing for people to understand.”
Wegner and his team found the plant in a creek in Santa Rosa, California, about two miles (3 kilometers) north of Santa Cruz.
They immediately began searching for the plant, which they identified as a species called Pimenta arbutina, because of its appearance.
“I’ve always been a fan of the name Pimentorreal and it is a good one because it’s a true tropical plant,” said Wegener.
“It has the best chance of surviving in this part of the world.”
It’s not uncommon for people in the area to come across the plant during the winter, and Wegson said they’ve been searching the area for a long time.
“It’s a very beautiful plant,” he said.
“When we first started searching, we had no idea what it was, but after the discovery of this plant, we knew.”
The plant, about 5 inches (15 centimeters) tall, has white flowers that look like little bells, and it has an orange-red center that looks like the heart of a blue butterfly.
It has the largest, most vivid and most beautiful flowers in the world.
Wegners team has been able to grow it in a controlled setting and the plant is now flowering and producing seeds.
“They’re still very young and it’s quite challenging to harvest the seeds,” said wegner.
“The plant looks like it’s going to burst and the flowers are still not fully developed.
So we’re hoping to get some more seeds and harvest them when they’re ready.”
Itamora arbutinosae is the second rare plant to be found in California in recent years, following the discovery in August that a rare and exotic species called Anemone flower was also found in an open-pit mine in Northern California.
Weger said that plant species are not the only plant species that are rare in California, but that they are more abundant.
Wegners study of the plant has also revealed that the plant’s leaves are extremely hard, meaning it has a very low rate of survival.
“This plant has a high survival rate,” said Hegner, “because it has such high toughness.
We are hoping to grow the plant again and it would be great to get it in the wild to see how it does.”
We were able to obtain the plant because it was under the jurisdiction of the United Nations and was listed as an endangered species, said Weger.
He said that if the plant was to be removed from its current location, it would likely have a chance of re-emerging in the California desert, where it is common.
The endangered species listing is based on the number of individuals of a species found in a particular habitat, and we’re now studying if the Pimentoran plant can be relocated.
“There’s a lot of work to be done to find the right way to handle this plant,” Wegerson said.
“We have to be careful, because there’s a chance that the species could become extinct.”