Today is the 10th anniversary of the Vanishing Plants Forum which was intended to built up as a sister forum of Peter's Sixth Extinction forum. Well, it was a difficult way to built up a forum with a comprehensive structure because there are much more plants on the brink of extinction or extinct than animals. After several tries with other forums since late 2004 especially at Yahoo and Peter's Extinction forum as provisional solution I've founded the Vanishing Plants Forum on 10 December 2006. I'd like to thank all the supporters that the Vanishing Plant Forum has grown in this comprehensive way. In particular, I would like to thank surroundx, my co-administrator, who compiled the largest number on reports of rediscovered plants in the internet. Well, what happened during this ten years: We have learned, that Hawaii is still the place on earth with the most endangered and extinct plants, that India and Sri Lanka are good places for rediscovering plants, and we have learned that even the largest trees can be newly discovered in the rainforest if we let the rainforests live. So don't forget the plants and keep up the good work.
Congratulations on the 13th anniversary! Personally, I am interested in extinct mushroom, and the extinct mushroom species have been listed in Japan even though they have not been studied sufficiently yet. However, there is mostly no source of extinct mushroom species from not only all over the world, from but also even the Western countries.
I fear that you are right. There was a list of extinct species from the past 10 years a few days ago. But only for animals. I don't know why it is so difficult to spread awareness against plant extinctions.