New Plant Species Found In Thiruvananthapuram and Wayanad

By joint efforts of SNM College Maliankara and MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, two new plant species are discovered in Thiruvananthapuram and Wayanad districts in the western ghats.

These plants have also received their names as Fimbristylis Sunilii (Right pic) and Neanotis Prabhuii (left pic). Such findings are published in detail in the plant taxonomy journal Phytotaxa.

The Fimbristylis Sunilii plant is named after plant taxonomist CN Sunil and the Neanotis Prabhuii plant received its name from K.M. Prabhukumar, Senior Scientist at CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow.