Ed, I couldn’t believe what I was reading. A tree whose second name is Antarctica!
Call me a conspiracy theorist – I don’t care – but every ancient culture had mention of the continent of Antarctica as not one but many island continents. And I’ve read ancient books that spoke of the vegetation and animals on those continents in detail.
I believe that this information about Antarctica has been kept out of public knowledge in recent times – just as before Columbus found America, people didn’t know the American continents existed. Many ancient civilizations did business with the Americas and there are traces of herbs from the Americas in Egyptian tombs, still, for centuries before Columbus found it, America had been removed from public consciousness – so that even those who found it thought it was India!