Ay, Marron!

(above, picture of Kew Garden's cafe marron plant, cloned from the last remaining plant in the wild, in Mauritius.)

I just had to share this sweet and fascinating story from NPR's All Things Considered, with which I was enthralled the other day. It's all about a once thought-to-be extinct wild coffee plant native to an island of Mauritius. The story bridges different generations, continents and scientific expectations. The best way to experience the story is to listen to the audio, on the NPR website:


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