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Appreciation of wild plants is growing, not just for their beauty but also for their ability to contribute to land restoration. David Davidson who designed the plant collection of the South African Biodiversity Institute displayed Porkbush (Portulcaria afra) which can capture and store carbon dioxide and is the key species in South Africa's Thicket Biome, where replanted Porkbush is capturing 10-15 tonnes of carbon per hectare, every year.



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