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A two-year learn about established distinctiveness of the the Bonnaya genus, prompting a paper that was once revealed remaining month

Researchers from Kolhapur have discovered a brand new species from the Bonnaya genus at Amboli within the Konkan region of Maharashtra. After setting up its peculiarity, remaining months a paper on it was once revealed in a peer-reviewed magazine for systemic botany research — Phytotaxa. The species has been named after Milind Sardesai — a botany professor at Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Bonnaya Milindii, as it's been christened, is labeled as a herb, which grows to a peak of Five-20 cm, with its shoots most commonly erect, with little creeping. “The species was once found all over a box trip to the riverside at Amboli in 2016. It was once there a number of the crops on the river financial institution,” informed VA Sardesai, a analysis student from The New College at Kolhapur.

The plant seemed different from any known species and so it was once determined to take pictures of it for a more detailed learn about. “Bonnaya Milindii is similar to Bonnaya sanpabloensis but differs in staminodes blue and petaloid. These differentiating traits made us curious,” he added.

The researchers sifted through many literature on the genus and also referred to as in professionals to identify the species, but found nothing matching the traits of the species that they had with them. “For two years different species of the genus had been accumulated from the neighbouring spaces and scrutinised compared. When the original options of the species had been confirmed, a paper was once submitted,” defined Vinod Shimpale, assistant professor at The New College. While the samples for comparability had been necessarily sourced from adjoining Sindhudurg and Amboli, Shimpale speculated that the species can also be present in Goa and Karnataka.


He shared that there are 11 known species of Bonnaya, found in numerous portions of the arena, corresponding to Australia, China, Japan and different Southeast Asian nations. “This is the 12th species. As such, India has 8 of the 11 known species,” Shimpale told Mirror.

He defined that it was once determined to honour professor Sardesai for his contribution to the field of botany. For his part, Sardesai is happy and seen, “It is an honour to have a species named after me. It feels as though my identify has been engraved within the box of botany, giving worth to my contribution towards the circulation of research.”


The species was once found all over a box trip to the riverside at Amboli in 2016. It was once there a number of the crops on the river financial institution

VA Sardesai, analysis student, The New College, Kolhapur

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