Two new species of ginger was discovered from Nagaland

Research Scientists from the biological science Survey of India (BSI) have discovered 2 new species of ginger.
Vamsi Athreya

Updated: Sep 11,2019 05:40:59 pm

Two new species of ginger was discovered from Nagaland

11 September 2019 Current Affairs:Research Scientists from the biological science Survey of India (BSI) have discovered 2 new species of ginger. Zingiber prenense has been discovered from the Peren district of Nagaland and Zingiber dimapurense was found within the Dimapur in Nagaland on 11th Sept.

About Two new species:
Zingiber dimapurense:

The first new species Zingiber dimapurense is looking with the flower in white color with dark- red blotches and its leafy shoot is about 90-120 cm tall.
Zingiber perenense:
The second species Zingiber perenense reach up to 70 cm tall with the lip of the white flower with purplish-red streaks.

Collection of species:
The specimen of genus Zingiber dimapurense was collected in October 2016 from the Hekese village. The genus Zingiber perenense was collected in Sep 2017 in peren, Nagaland. They began flowering in June 2018. The Zingiber has 141 species distributed throughout Asia and more than 20 species are found in northeastern India. 
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