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New species of alpine plant found, endemic to Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh- Technology News, Firstpost

A brand new species of alpine plant in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district has been found by a gaggle of scientists of three institutes of the nation, in response to a journal that printed their analysis paper. The new species belongs to the household of Himalayan sunflower, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology analysis fellow Dr Lobsang Tashi Thungon, who’s a member of the crew, stated. The discovery of the species was printed within the worldwide peer-reviewed publication Biodiversitas: Journal of Biological Diversity, he stated.

“It is called as Cremanthodium indicum and the plant species, which usually flowers from July to August, is endemic to Penga-Teng Tso Lake of Tawang district, the place it was found,” he stated.

Cremanthodium indicum is endemic to Penga-Teng Tso Lake of Tawang district, the place it was found. It has been categorized as critically endangered species as per IUCN pointers. Image Credit: Borah et al.

Two different scientists of the crew are Dipankar Borah, an affiliate professor of Botany at Goalpara College in Assam and Dr Rajeev Kumar Singh, a scientist at Botanical Survey of India (BSI).

“The alpine plant species is assessed as critically endangered, according to the IUCN guidelines,” Thungon stated.

Tawang district holds one of many assemblages of flowering crops within the northeastern state, which attracts botanists internationally.

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