24, May 2019
Prelims level : Environment Mains level : GS-III Technology, Environment, Economic Development
Why in News:
- New species of ANARANTHUS SARADHIANA has been discoverd in kerala
- New species of Amaranthus saradhiana has been discovered in Kerala.
- It is the first time that an Amaranthus species has been reported from Kerala. The species is endowed with high nutritional value, contributed by the rich presence of anthocyanin, a pigment which imparts the purple colour. The stem is hairy and purple in colour, the plant flowers and fruits during the period from June to December.