Dec. 29, 2020

Botanists have discovered a new species of wild sun rose from the Eastern Ghats in India.


  • The new species, named Portulaca laljii, discovered from Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh has unique features such as a tuberous root, no hair in its leaf axils, a reddish pink flower, prolate-shaped fruits, and copper brown seeds without lustre.

  • The flowers are very attractive and bloom for months from June to February.

  • The plant bears beautiful, tiny pink flowers for eight months. It is because of the succulent nature of tuberous roots that the plant can survive on rocky crevices.

Source : The Hindu