Globba Andersonii Plant
- July 1, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Researchers have “rediscovered” a rare plant species called Globbaandersonii from the Sikkim Himalayas near the Teesta river valley region after a gap of nearly 136 years.
- It is “critically endangered” and “narrowly endemic”, the species is restricted mainly to Teesta River Valley region which includes the Sikkim Himalays and Darjeeling hill ranges.
- Plant usually grows in a dense colony as a lithophyte (plant growing on a bare rock or stone) on rocky slopes in the outskirts of evergreen forests.
- It is especially prevalent near small waterfalls along the roadside leading to these hill forests, which are 400-800 m. above sea level.