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Newly discovered species found in Ecuador lives up to its name, A. miraculum

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On the slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, a researcher discovered a new species of plant in 2022. The plant, named Amalophyllon miraculum, was found in a previously cleared area of forest. Despite extensive deforestation in western Ecuador, some fragments of forest remain, providing habitat for various species. The discovery highlights the importance of preserving these remaining forests. Conservation efforts by landowners played a crucial role in protecting the habitat. The research raises questions about other areas in the world that may hold undiscovered species.