There are around 400,000 plants species recorded in the world and many more waiting to be discovered and named. 

Credits

Image: Save The Plants by Mathilde AUDIAU

Information sourced from:

The Center for Biological Diversity (2015),The Extinction Crisis [online]. Available from: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/biodiversity/elements_of_biodiversity/extinction_crisis/ [accessed 08/08/2015].

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee (2014), Funding the Royal Botanica Gardens [online]. Available from: 
http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/science-technology/Correspondence/Kewcorrspondence.pdf [accessed 08/08/2015].

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