New genus of parasitic flowering plant

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  • February 8, 2022
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New genus of parasitic flowering plant

Part of: Prelims and GS-III Environment 

Context: A new genus of a parasitic flowering plant has recently been discovered from the Nicobar group of islands.

About new genus of the plant

  • The genus Septemeranthus grows on the plant species Horsfieldia glabra (Blume) Warb. 
  • The genus belongs to the family Loranthaceae, a hemi-parasite under the sandalwood order Santalales and is of widespread importance.
  • The parasitic flowering plants have a modified root structure spread on the stem of the tree and are anchored inside the bark of the host tree.
  • It derives nutrients from its hosts has green leaves capable of photosynthesis.
  • The new genus is endemic only to the Nicobar group of islands. 

News Source: TH

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