During a 2008 expedition to Mozambique, several new species were discovered—including an exotic species of mistletoe that grows on trees in the coffee family near Mount Mabu's summit. But good luck getting your hands on it.
The species, named this year, was discovered a few years back during a Kew expedition to Mount Mabu on the north of the nation. It was one of several new species that Kew stumbled upon during a 2008 trip to a remote enclave the group now refers to as the 'lost forest.' Parasitic in nature, the plant is considered endangered both because of its limited range and because of the threat of its habitat as Mozambique, after years of war, expands its agricultural and forestry sectors.