40% of world's plants at risk of extinction, new report finds

Hung Hsin-Chieh, a research assistant at Dr. Cecilia Koo Botanic Conservation Center, collects Lycoris sprengeri, a type of flower, in Dongyin, Matsu, Taiwan, August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang     SEARCH "WANG RARE PLANTS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES - RC2W2J94CC6F

More than 4,000 new plant and fungi species were discovered last year. Image: REUTERS/Ann Wang

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