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New plant species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, June 20 (UNI) A team of researchers of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has discovered a new plant species in the Mandala region of West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh, a press note said on Thursday.
The team from the Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre (APRC) of the BSI has described the new herbaceous plant species, as Petrocosmea arunachalense, it was stated in a press note on Thursday.
Belonging to the family of Gesneriaceae, Petrocosmea, arunachalense is notable for being only the second known species of the genus Petrocosmea found in India. This significant discovery adds to the botanical diversity and underscores the rich flora of Arunachal Pradesh.
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