Botanical Survey of India Current Affairs, GK & News

Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden – India’s largest botanical garden – is currently under threat because of severe land erosion by River Ganga. About Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden was previously known as the Indian Botanic Garden and the Calcutta Botanic Garden. It ..

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Glycosmis albicarpa

Glycosmis albicarpa is the recently discovered species of gin berry. About the discovery Glycosmis albicarpa was discovered by scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI). It was discovered as undergrowth in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli semi-evergreen forests at the Panagudi forest section of the Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary. It was found as a single population that ..

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Five new shrub Frogs species found in Western Ghats

The researchers from India and United States have found the five new species of shrub frogs. These species of the frog were discovered from the Western Ghats which is a globally recognised biodiversity hotspot. Key Facts The five species of the frogs belong to Old World tree frog of family called Rhacophoridae. These species were ..

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Portulaca laljii: New Species of Wild Sun Rose

The scientists have discovered a new species called Portulaca laljii. It is a wild Sun Rose found in the Eastern Ghats. About Portulaca laljii The Portulaca lajii was discovered in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. The unique features of Portulaca lajii are as follows: Tuberous Roots. A tuberous root is a storage root. It ..

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Ministry of AYUSH sign agreement to boost Medicinal Plant Cultivation

On September 24, 2020, the National Medicinal Plants Board operating under the Ministry of AYUSH signed a Memorandum of Understanding with major Herbal industrial bodies and other major AYUSH industries to promote medicinal plant cultivation. Highlights The industrial bodies that signed the agreement include ADMA (Ayurvedic Drug Manufacturer Association), FICCI, CII, ANMOI (Ayurvedic Medicines Manufacturers ..

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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 ..

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