India: medicinal plant, thought extinct, rediscovered


Begonia tessaricarpa

From Associated Press:

NEW DELHI – Indian scientists working in a tropical forest in the country’s remote northeast have found a rare medicinal plant last seen 115 years ago, a scientific journal reported.

The botanists were working in the Upper Subansiri district of Arunchal Pradesh, an Indian state that borders China, when they found a specimen of “Begonia tessaricarpa,” according to this month’s issue of Current Science, an Indian journal.

Indian mutiny of 1857: here.

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