Scientists from BSI recently discover two new species of Zingiber

Scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have recently discovered two new species of Zingiber (commonly referred to as ginger) in the Peren district and  Dimapur district of Nagaland.  Of the two species, Zingiber dimapurense is taller in size, with leafy shoots measuring 90-120 cm high, whereas the leafy shoots of Zingiber perenense reach up to 70 cm in height. It must be noted that the rhizome of Zingiber officinale (common ginger) is used as a spice in kitchens across Asia, and also for its medicinal value.  The headquarters of BSI is located in Kolkata.

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