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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x208 Ameenah Gurib-Fakim: Humble plants that hide surprising secrets
TV-PG

  • 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

In this intriguing talk, biologist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim introduces us to rare plant species from isolated islands and regions of Africa. Meet the shape-shifting benjoin; the baume de l'ile plate, which might offer a new treatment for asthma; and the iconic baobab tree, which could hold the key to the future of food. Plus: monkey apples.

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