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Indian Muraingrasses

News: A new species of Indian Muraingrasses (Genus Ischaemum) have been spotted by scientists in Goa in the Western Ghats. 

 

  About the Plant (Ischaemum Janarthanamii): It is a species of Muraingrass which is known for its ecological and economic importance such as fodder. 

Named after: It was named in the honour of Prof. M. K. Janarthanam, Professor of Botany, Goa University. 

Vegetation: The species grows on low altitude lateritic plateaus in the outskirts of Bhagwan Mahavir National Park, Goa. 

Significance: The species has adapted to survive harsh conditions and blossoms every monsoon. 

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