A new species of blue poppy from Bhutan.

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A blue- flowered Meconopsis (blue poppy) which was earlier confused with Meconopsis  discigera  is found to be a new species, Meconopsis bhutanica Tosh. Yoshida & Grey-Wilson.  According to the authors who described the species, it is known only from the region around the northern watershed between the catchments of the two rivers, Paro Chu and Thimpu Chu in western Bhutan. This would mean that it could be a potential endemic plant species. Currently, Bhutan has a record of 105 endemic plant species.

Please read here for more…..Meconopsis bhutanica lo-res, Plantsman 11(2) p.96-101 (1)

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