(Français) Planet Mosaic
The flora of Madeira. An endemic treasure: the botanist’s quest
The fact that Miguel SEQUEIRA and Aida PUPO-CORREIA are botanists is no accident, as the island they live on has one of the largest numbers of endemic plants. We follow them along some of Madeira’s vertiginous trails.
“Nearly all the plants here, especially those in the rocks, are endemic…around 10 endemic species. It’s fantastic! (…) We are using a microscope to try and identify the vegetation in certain areas. Our objective is to compare the amounts of original and exotic vegetation in order to assess how biodiversity has changed.”