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Southern reaches of Western Ghats yield 3 new plant species

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    2nd Jun, 2020

Scientists have discovered of three new plant species from the evergreen forest patches of the southern end of the Western Ghats in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

  • Scientists have discovered of three new plant species from the evergreen forest patches of the southern end of the Western Ghats in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
  • The three new species-
    • Eugenia sphaerocarpaof the Myrtaceae or Rose apple family
    • Goniothalamus sericeusof the Annonaceae family of custard apple
    • Memecylon nervosum of the Melastomataceae (Kayamboo or Kaasavu in local parlance) family
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