The IUCN conservation status records whether animal or plant species is threatened with extinction in their native home.
The Giant Amazon Water Lily was discovered growing in the River Amazon in 1801, and first grown in Europe in the mid 19th Century.
Sap from the dumb cane plant that gets into a human mouth will make the tongue swell, causing speechlessness in adults and sometimes killing children.
Since the age of the dinosaurs, crocodiles have been around and are more fascinating than most people give them credit for.
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