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News: A new species of Indian Muraingrasses (Genus Ischaemum) have been spotted by scientists in Goa in the Western Ghats.
- Ischaemum Janarthanamii: It is a species of Muraingrass which is known for their 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 blossom every monsoon.