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    This is an amazing find!
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    San Francisco plant thought extinct for nearly 70 years found near Golden Gate


    Associated Press
    Posted: 12/14/2009 01:36:27 PM PST
    Updated: 12/14/2009 01:36:29 PM PST

    SAN FRANCISCO A San Francisco native plant thought extinct by botanists has been discovered near the Golden Gate Bridge.
    The last, wild Franciscan Manzanita was believed to have perished in the 1940s when the city cemeteries where it grew were moved south to allow for neighborhood expansion.
    But when construction crews recently cleared eucalyptus trees in the city's Presidio area, it exposed the only specimen known to exist in the wild.
    Botanist Daniel Gluesenkamp spotted the manzanita shrub as he drove over the Golden Gate Bridge. He later visited the site to confirm his sighting the first in nearly 70 years.
    The Wild Equity Institute has filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the plant under the Endangered Species Act.

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    That is exceptionally cool. I was always quite fond of these little surprises, such as the Coelocanth etc.
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    That is exceptionally cool. I was always quite fond of these little surprises, such as the Coelocanth etc.
    I just wonder how a plant can be found after 70 years. Amazing.

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    Default Re: SF plant thought extinct for nearly 70 years found near Golden Gate

    Maybe there's another one behind a fridge somewhere. If you lose something, it's usually behind the fridge.
    'I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ***-kickers, ****-kickers and Methodists.'

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