Namoh 108 : New Variety Of Lotus Flower
The Lucknow-based CSIR-NBRI (National Botanical Research Institute) has reportedly developed a new variety of lotus flowers called ‘Namoh 108,’ characterized by having 108 petals.
- The name “Namoh 108” is a combination of the religious significance of the ‘lotus flower’ and the digit ‘108,’ which holds importance in Hinduism.
- Namoh 108 the lotus variety flowers from March to December and is rich in nutrients.
- It’s the first lotus variety in India to have its genome completely sequenced for its characteristics.
- The release also included products derived from the lotus, such as apparel made from lotus fibre and a perfume called ‘Frotus’ extracted from lotus flowers.