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New plant species discovered in Chi

New plant species discovered in Chi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Beijing, Jan 3: Chinese scientists have discovered a new endangered species of flowering plant from the Primulaceae family. The new species, Primula Zhui, known in Chinese as Zhu Hua Baochun, was med after Zhu Hua, a researcher from Xishuangban Tropical Botanical Garden under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), reports Xinhua news agency. “It is med after Zhu for his great contribution to botanical research in tropical areas,” said Yang Bin, author of the paper and researcher with Southeast Asian Biodiversity Research Centre under the CAS. Currently, there are fewer than 50 individual plants of the new species in three localities in Yunn. It has been desigted a critically endangered species according to the classification by the World Conservation Union. (IANS)

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