Plant holds key to Diamond Find
Diamond prospectors in West Africa finally have a clue where to look for the ‘girl’s best friend’. A US researcher believes that one particular plant could be “an unusual botanical indicator” which grows where there may be diamonds beneath the soil.
Liberia, a major source of ‘blood diamonds’, is home to the thorny plant whose name sounds like an incantation: pandanus candelabrum.
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