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Globba andersonii

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    7th Jul, 2020
  • It is a rare and critically endangered plant species.
  • It is commonly as ‘dancing ladies’ or ‘swan flowers’.
  • They are characterised by white ?owers, non-appendage anthers (the part of a stamen that contains the pollen) and a “yellowish lip”.
  • The species is restricted mainly to Teesta River Valley region which includes the Sikkim Himalayas and Darjeeling hill ranges.
  • The plant usually grows in a dense colony as a lithophyte (plant growing on a bare rock or stone).
  • Researchers have rediscovered this plant species after a gap of nearly 136 years.

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