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New plant species resembling owl discovered in Tak

By The Nation

 

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Photo Credit: Sukid Rueangruea, Botanist of Office of the Forest Herbarium

 

A new plant species resembling an owl has been discovered by the Botanical Society of Thailand. The society posted on Facebook about the discovery on Wednesday (December 11). The new plant has been named “Phisawong Ta Nok Hook (mysterious owl’s eyes)” or “Thismia thaithongiana”.

 

The society said that it was from the herbaceous plant family which blooms at the end of the rainy season. It was discovered in the Doi Hua Mot mountaintop in Tak Province by Dr Kanokorn Srimuang from Phayao University and Suchat Chanhomhuan from Tukasu Cottage Resort.

 

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The society also coordinated with Assoc Prof Sahut Chantanaorrapint, a lecturer at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, and Dr Somran Suddee, specialist of the Office of the Forest Herbarium under the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation for verification and taking samples of this plant.

 

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Picture Credit: Thanyalak Soonthornmat, Teacher at Roong-Aroon School

 

The information on this plant was published in the Phytotaxa journal 333 (2): 287-292, 2018. The name “thaithongiana” was named in honour of Assoc Prof Obchant Thaithong, lecturer at the Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30379370

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-12-13
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Cool looking plant. If it grows to be 2m tall I'd like to have a couple in my garden. Right next to the gate where the sign "No trespassing, somchais will be shot" is.

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On 12/13/2019 at 11:37 AM, DrTuner said:

Cool looking plant. If it grows to be 2m tall I'd like to have a couple in my garden. Right next to the gate where the sign "No trespassing, somchais will be shot" is.

 

Dated January 2018:

 

Thismia Thaithongiana

"Members of the genus (Thismia) are small mycoheterotrophic herbs with a highly reduced habit and usually grow among leaf litter in shady wet forests."

 

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http://novataxa.blogspot.com/2018/01/thismia-thaithongiana.html

 

 

 

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It reminds me of the small plant in "Little Shop of Horrors" that grew very large and ate people.

 

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