New species of African violets found in Mizoram

News Today 26.05.2021

An ‘African’ flowering plant has been recorded scientifically for the first time in India. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal found the variant of the African violets in Mizoram. The newly-described species, Didymocarpus vickifunkiae is currently known from only three locations near the north-eastern State’s border with Myanmar and is considered an endangered species. (Read More)


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