Plant Discoveries 2020: The Botanical Survey of India

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  • September 21, 2021
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Plant Discoveries 2020: The Botanical Survey of India

Part of: Prelims and GS III – environment 

Context The Botanical Survey of India, in its new publication Plant Discoveries 2020 has added 267 new taxa/ species to the country’s flora.

  • An assessment of the geographical distribution of these newly discovered plants reveals that 22% of the discoveries were made from the Western Ghats.

About Botanical Survey of India (BSI) 

  1. It is the apex research organization under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEFCC) 
  2. It carries out taxonomic and floristic studies on wild plant resources of the country.
  3. It was established in 1890 
  4. It has nine regional circles 
  5. Headquarter: Kolkata, West Bengal.

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