The climate change has taken its toll. Human error and pollution have caused a significant increase of world global temperature. One of the planet creatures that suffered from this phenomenon is the plants and there are many undiscovered plants that might also dissapear because of global warming and habitat loss. According to author Lucas Joppa of Microsoft Research in Cambridge,U.K: “Scientists have estimated that, overall, there could be between 5 million and 50 million species, but fewer than 2 million of these species have been discovered to date,”
He also added: “enormous conservation implications, as any as-yet-unknown species are likely to be overwhelmingly rare and threatened,”. This comment is relevant to the data from the Royal Botanic Gardengs, Kew, where the scientists predicted that there are more that 5 millions species of flowering plant species left undiscovered by humans.
The latest and more accurate findings by David Roberts of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent: “If we take the number of species that are currently known to be threatened, and add to that those that are yet to be discovered, we can estimate that between 27 percent and 33 percent of all flowering plants will be threatened with extinction,” he says.
Based on these comments by experts, we realize that our knowledge about flowering plant species is not as deep as we thought. There are thousands of unknown species went extinct without being discovered and learned. We never knew how many plants and flowers we have in this planet that might be useful for our own good. Those that might cure diseases, those that can be a new resource of food or those that might probably predict natural disasters..you never know, god didn’t create them for nothing right?