Current affair diary 30/12/2020

Subject: Environment

Portulaca laljii

√Botanists have discovered a new species of wild sun rose from the Eastern Ghats in India.

√The new species, named Portulaca laljii was discovered from Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh.

√It has unique features such as a tuberous root, no hair in its leaf axils, a reddish pink flower, prolate-shaped fruits, and copper brown seeds without lustre.

√The flowers are very attractive and bloom for months from June to February.

√The plant bears beautiful, tiny pink flowers for eight months.

√It is because of the succulent nature of tuberous roots that the plant can survive on rocky crevices.

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31/12/2020
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