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Chinese researchers find new plant species

21 February 2024 21:45 (UTC+04:00)
Chinese researchers find new plant species

By Alimat Aliyeva

Researchers have discovered a new plant species of the Rubiaceae family in Yunnan Province in southwestern China, Azernews reports, citing foreign media outlets.

An article about a plant species discovered by scientists of the Tropical Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences was published for the first time in the Phytotaxa magazine.

During an expedition to a local nature reserve in Yunnan Province, scientists discovered a new previously unknown species of Rubiaceae plant. After extensive research and comparisons, it was confirmed that this is a new species. It was named "Leptomischus bracteosus".

Rubiaceae is an economically important plant used in tropical regions for purposes such as medicine, horticulture and food production.

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