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2 new ginger species

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    Environment
  • Published
    19th Sep, 2019

Scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have discovered two new species of Zingiber, commonly referred to as ginger, from Nagaland.

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Scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have discovered two new species of Zingiber, commonly referred to as ginger, from Nagaland.

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  • Zingiber perenense -The lip of the flower (modified corolla) is white in colour, with dense dark- purplish red blotches. Its pollen is a creamy-white and ovato-ellipsoidal, whereas the fruit is an oblong 4.5 cm-5.5 cm long capsule. It has been discovered from the Peren district of Nagaland.For Zingiber dimapurense.

  • Zingiber dimapurense - The lip of the flower is white with purplish-red streaks throughout, and the pollen is ellipsoidal. It was found in the Dimapur district of the
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