Plant thought to be extinct for more than 135 years found

Plant thought to be extinct for more than 135 years found

A team of researchers from Pune and Kerala have "rediscovered" a rare and critically endangered plant species called Globba Andersonii from the Sikkim Himalayas near the Teesta River valley region after a gap of nearly 136 years. The plant, known commonly as Dancing Ladies or Swan Flowers was thought to have been extinct until its "re-collection", for the first time since 1875, by noted city-based botanist Dr. Sachin Punekar, founder of the city-based environmental NGO Biospheres, during a field trip to Sevoke in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal.

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