positivenewsromania.com

Positive news from Romania!

New species of plant discovered in Dobrogea

AnnasiBartha_800x600

A new plant species was discovered in Dobrogea. The plant was discovered by biologist Matis Attila and it was named Ferula mikraskythiana.

It is a species that has a limited population- only 172 plants and it is located in the Dumbraveni forest.

Matis Attila has previously found another new species called Orobache pubescens and has also rediscovered a plant in Rodnei mountains called Saussurea porcii. It was believed that this plant has disappeared 100 years ago.

The newly found plant, Ferula mikraskythiana was hard to identify at first. The biologists had to examine it for three years in order to confirm that it is a newly found species.

The biologists have collected leafs and have examined the flora of nearby countries as well but they did not find anything similar. A genetic investigation was also undertaken to identify the genus the species belongs to. The plant belongs to the Ferula genus.

 

source-greatnews

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on March 16, 2017 by in Good News and tagged , .
%d bloggers like this: