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New epiphytic Plant

New epiphytic Plant:

Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have discovered a new species of epiphytic plant, Lysionotus namchoomii, from the Pakke-Kessang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • New epiphytic plant named Lysionotus
  • The native range of the genus Lysionotus is the Himalayas to Japan and Indo-China, and about 50% of the species found are endemic.
  • Species of the genus are mostly epiphytic, lithophytic, or terrestrial evergreen erect or climbing subshrubs.
  • The new species bears thick leaves and attractive purple flowers.
  • The conservation status of this new species is provisionally assessed as ‘Critically Endangered’, in accordance with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.
  • It is epiphytic in nature and grows another plant.
  • Epiphytic plants are mostly found in tropical and subtropical