According to the Daily Mail, a study team has unearthed a flower species in South America’s Andes area that had been considered to be extinct for 40 years.

After four decades, the South American Windflower was found in the cloud forests of the Andes area. Scientists decided in 2000 that the windflower had been extinct since the 1980s.

The vivid orange bloom was given the name ‘extinctus’ since the forest in where it was discovered had been extensively devastated, leading scientists to believe the tropical plant had already gone out.

Researchers at Chicago’s Field Museum, however, have verified the observation of the rare bloom.

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