The two new species of ginger, Zingiber perenense and Zingiber dimapurense have been discovered from Nagaland.
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New species of Ginger:
- Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have discovered two new species of Zingiber, commonly referred to as ginger, from Nagaland.
- Zingiber perenense has been discovered from the Peren district of Nagaland.
- Leafy shoots of Zingiber perenense reach up to 70 cm in height.
- Zingiber dimapurense was found in the Dimapur district of Nagaland.
- It is taller in size, with leafy shoots measuring 90-120 cm high.
- The genus Zingiber has 141 species distributed throughout Asia, Australia and the South Pacific, with its centre of diversity in Southeast Asia.
- More than 20 species have been found in northeastern India.