December 10, 2023


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.
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