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NEW ALPINE PLANT SPECIES DISCOVERED IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

NEW ALPINE PLANT SPECIES DISCOVERED IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Context

Cremanthodium indicum, a new species of alpine plant belonging to the family of Himalayan sunflower has been found in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Details

  • This plant is endemic to the Penga-Teng Tso Lake of Tawang district.
  • This species of plant usually flowers from July to August.
  • This plant species has been listed as critically endangered in the IUCN list.

About International Union for Conservation of Nature

  • IUCN is a membership union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations.
  • It was created in 1948, it is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.
  • It is headquartered in Switzerland.
  • The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species.

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