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Pycnandra acuminata, a decontaminating and depolluting plant
The singular affinity of Pycnandra acuminata - the Nickel tree - for this metal was discovered relatively recently, in the 1970s. Since then, the properties of this plant have been used in the phytoremediation of heavy metals to decontaminate former mining sites or to clean up in an ecological and sustainable way the metal rich soils.
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