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In the article, the Food Lab says it is the first time an indigenous species of a plant that grows in South Australia has been found in the wild.
It says the wild plant was named ‘Theobroma’, which means ‘white bird’ in Latin.
It is the species of the genus ‘Thebucar’ which is native to the Americas and Australia, but has never been seen in South America.
The discovery was made by researchers at the University of Adelaide, who found the seedlings in an arid area in South West Victoria.
“We are incredibly lucky that we found this plant in an area that’s been very dry and extremely arid for the last few years,” Dr. James Macdonald, lead author of the study, told ABC News.
“There’s a very long period of time where the plants have been growing in arid areas and then suddenly we find them here.”
Theobromas seeds were found in a sandstone area in the remote South West.
“This plant has been used for thousands of years for food and medicinal purposes,” Dr Macdonald said.
“It has been domesticated by people and has been around for a long time.”
In fact, this is the only known species of Thebucaro that is cultivated for food, medicinal and medicinal uses.
“The species is indigenous to the continent, but is now extinct.”
I think that this discovery really shows that this plant can thrive in an environment that is very dry,” Dr Charles Dickson, the University’s curator of plant sciences, said in a statement.”
So the only other plants we have in South Australian are the Theobroma, which is a very old species, and the wild species of ‘Theo’ which has been extinct for a very, very long time.
“Macdonald and his colleagues found the seeds during fieldwork in the South West, where they also found wild species.
Theobrolas seeds can grow up to 15 centimetres tall, but can also grow up for several metres, the team says.”
The seedlings are not quite large enough to be grown into flour or to be used as bread,” Dr Dickson said.
Macdonald said the researchers are studying the seeds to try to understand how they are able to survive such harsh conditions.”
If we have any insight into how these plants grow, then we can start to look at other species in the region that are adapted to these very extreme environments,” he said.
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