Friday, 8 December 2017

Tupistra khasiana: A new species of rock-dwelling plant from Meghalaya State, India.

The genus Tupistra comprises about 27 species of Lily-like herbaceous Monocots closely related to Aspadistras, found across the Himalayan region, India, China, and Southeast Asia. They are rhizomatous plants (plants with a persistent, fleshy, creeping root, which produces stems, leaves and flowers during a growing season, then dies back to the root out of season), that often grow as lithphytes (i.e. on exposed rock faces).

In a paper published in the journal Taiwania on 11 July 2017, Dilip Kumar Roy and Ashiho Mao of the Eastern Regional Centre of the Botanical Survey of India, and Leonid Averyanov of the Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Science, describe a new species of Tupistra from the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya State in India.

The new species is named Tupistra khasiana, in honour of the Khasi people of the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya State, for their contributions to the preservation of the biodiversity of the region, through the preservation of sacred groves. The species is a lithophytic perennial herb producing leaves up to 50 cm in length, producing purple and green flowers in October and December.

Tupistra khasiana. (A) Habit. (B) & (C) Rhizomatous stem with inflorescence. (D) Inflorescence. (E) Bract. (F) Bracteole. (G) Flower, side view. (H) Sagittal section of flower. (I) Flattened perianth, adaxial surface with stamens. (J) Flattened perianth, abaxial surface. (K) Anther. (L) Pistil. (M) Ovary, side view. (N) Ovary, transversal section. Roy et al. (2017).

See also...

http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/coelogyne-magnifica-new-species-of.htmlhttp://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/musa-paramjitiana-new-species-of-banana.html
http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/thismia-nigricoronata-new-species-of.htmlhttp://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/gelidocalamus-xunwuensis-new-species-of.html
http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/coelogyne-putaoensis-new-species-of.htmlhttp://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/zingiber-alba-new-species-of-ginger.html
Follow Sciency Thoughts on Facebook.

2 comments:

  1. PENGAKUAN SAYA BERSAMA KELUARGAKU INI BUKAN CERITA ATAU PUN REKAYASA BENER-BENER TERBUKTI SAMA SAYA.

    Terima kasih sebesar-besarnya yang kami ucapkan kepada mbah warjoh yang telah memberikan keberhasilan dan keberuntungan bagi keluarga saya.berkat bantuan beliau saya sekarang sudah hidup tenang karena suamiku sudah punya usaha tambak yang luasnya sekitar 5 hektar kurang lebih. begitupun juga saya dirumah buka warung sembakau dan sekarang pun saya sekeluarga tidak di kejar-kejar hutang lagi. mulanya keluarga Kami di berikan angka gaib hasil ritual dari mbah warjoh yang sangat Jitu 100% dijamin tembus.sehingga keluarga saya sekarang merasa tenang lagi.sekali lagi terima kasih mbah jasamu dikeluarga saya tidak akan terlupakan.Jika anda butuh angka gaib hasil ritual mbah warjoh silahkan Tanyakan aja Pada mbah dinomer hp beliau di: 0851 4534 4218 atau silahkan KLIK DISINI Terima kasih.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Q kerja di Hongkong 3 THN dlu Amat trsiksa Majikan gak baik Tiap hari di marahin kerja terus 24 jam jarang istrahat tidur mlm Kerja sampe subuh pgi klo lagi libur sekolah sibuk masak" boro" bisa istrirahat, pokoknya kerja jd TKW Bikin kapok tersiksa batin 3 THN, kebetulan wktu itu ada teman Q kenal namanya Mbah Jenggot di facebook, awalnya Q ikut-ikutan melihat temanku, ternyata setelah kubuktikan hasilnya memang luar biasa..!! katanya sering di bantu sm beliau. ternyata dia seorang guru spritual Pesugihan Anka Togel 2D sampai 6D dan Pesugihan Dana Ghaib , tp Q beranikan diri coba telpon beliau. Tp Q memilih Pesugihan Dana Ghaib nya. Alhamdulillah benar2 terbukti nyata hasilnya, Q di Hongkong bisa pulang ke indonesia degan selamat jg dah Alhamdulilah ���� jika ada teman minat ingin tlpn beliau ini nmr nya +6282291277145 smg bisa di bantu sprti Q. Amin...



    ReplyDelete