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NEW PLANT SPECIES                                                                                           

4th January, 2022 Environment

                                                    Fimbristylis sunilii                                                                                                  Neanotis prabhuii

 

 

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Context: Two new plant species from the biodiversity-rich Western Ghats regions are discovered.

 

Species names: Fimbristylis sunilii and Neanotis prabhuii

 

Other facts:

  • Fimbristylis sunilii
    • assessed as data deficient (DD) under the IUCN Red List categories.
    • perennial plant of the Cyperaceae family

 

  • Neanotis prabhuii
    • prostrate perennial herb
    • categorised data deficient (DD) in the absence of any detailed observations and data on populations

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/two-new-plant-species-discovered-in-ghats/article38092341.ece