India richer by 349 new species

The flower Impatiens paramjitiana. Photo: BSI/ZSI

June 11, 2015, | “The list of new discoveries by the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), both headquartered here, were released on the World Environment Day on June 5.  ‘Of the new plants, some of the significant findings include nine new taxa of wild Musa (bananas), four species of black plum (jamun), three species of wild gingibers and 10 species of orchids,’ BSI director Paramjit Singh told The Hindu.”

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At a time when plants and animals are under threat across the world, nature lovers and conservationists in India have 349 reasons to feel happy. Scientists and taxonomists of the country have discovered 349 new species|By Shiv Sahay Singh
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