WHY IN NEWS?
A team of Indian scientists has discovered a new plant species in Antarctica named Bryum Bharatiensis.
About Bryum Bharatiensis:
- Bryum bharatiensis is a species of moss. It was discovered by a team of researchers from the Central University of Punjab.
- Mosses are small, non-vascular flowerless plants in the taxonomic division Bryophyta. They are distributed throughout the world except in salt water and are commonly found in moist shady locations.
- Named after: The species has been named after Bharati, the Indian research station in Antarctica. The station itself was named after the Hindu goddess Bharati.