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.

1 thought on “India: medicinal plant, thought extinct, rediscovered

  1. Pingback: Kew Gardens still threatened by British government | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.