List of Extinct in the Wild Plants

Updated: Apr 18, 2018

As of July 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 37 extinct in the wild plant species. Surprisingly 7 of the 37 plants listed are Brugmansia which only highlights the importance of Ex-Situ conservation programs and the importance of the work we are carrying out at Exotic Earth Plants to grow a collection of this species. All seven species are extinct in the wild, although they are popular ornamental plants and still exist wild in other areas as an introduced species.

37 Extinct in the Wild Plant Species

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Q. What is Brugmansia? A. Brugmansia are native to tropical regions of South America, along the Andes from Venezuela, through Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia to northern Chile, and also in south-eastern Br