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Scientists Discovered a New Alpine Plant Species in Arunachal Pradesh

  by NEWSNER , 2021-02-27 12:22:09


Scientists Discovered a New Alpine Plant Species in Arunachal Pradesh

Another type of alpine plant in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang area has been found by a group of researchers of three foundations of the nation, as indicated by a paper distributed in Biodiversitas: Journal of Biological Diversity. 

 

Contribution of NERIST:

 

The new species has a place with the group of Himalayan sunflower, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology research fellow Lobsang Tashi Thungon, who is an individual from the group, said. 

 

"It is named as Cremanthodium indicum, and the plant species which for the most part blossoms from July to August, is endemic to Penga-Teng Tso Lake of Tawang region, where it was found," he said. 

 

Two different researchers in the group are Dipankar Borah, an associate professor of Botany at Goalpara College in Assam and Rajeev Kumar Singh, a researcher at Botanical Survey of India (BSI). 

 

"The snow-capped plant species are surveyed as basically jeopardized, as per the IUCN rules," Thungon said. 

 

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Alpine's Description:

 

"It is a lasting herb and stands 16–24 cm tall. Cremanthodium indica fills in boggy soil among greeneries along the banks of a high lake," adds the paper. 

 

Tawang region holds one of the collections of blossoming plants in the northeastern state, which pulls in botanists across the world.

 

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