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Move to recognise Charlie’s bravery – and the plant he saved

Renewed efforts are in hand to adopt the St Helena ebony as the island’s national flower. And a place on the map may be in store for the man who brought it back from extinction – in his teeth. Charlie … Continue reading

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The Saint who risked all to rescue a plant

The day Charlie Benjamin climbed up a cliff with a flower in his teeth may become part of ┬áSt Helena folklore. That perilous act brought back the island’s ebony plant from apparent extinction. There has since been talk of declaring … Continue reading

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