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They discover a new species of orchid similar to glass

2023-03-23T15:59:00.657Z


The incredible thing is that it is observed in parks, gardens and pots and it is a previously unknown and uncatalogued species.


A new species of orchid with a delicate

glass-like bloom

has been discovered by Japanese scientists, who found the pink and white plant in plain sight.

Despite its presence and Japan's parks and gardens, it took researchers at Kobe University a decade to confirm that the plant, dubbed "spiranthes hachijoensis,"

was a previously unknown species.

They found the pink and white plant hidden in plain sight (AFP).

"It was a surprise to discover a new species of spiranthes, which is so common that it is observed in parks, gardens and in pots," lead researcher Kenji Suetsugu said Thursday.

Some of the samples "came from potted plants and gardens," some from a college in the central region of Gifu, the phytology teacher said.

The spiral flower was cited in Japan's oldest anthology of poems, from the 8th century (AFP).

from the 8th century

"Because of its curious appearance and its delicate crystal-like flowers, this flower is

highly appreciated by people

," the university said in a statement.

The spiral flower plant was quoted in Japan's oldest anthology of poems, "Manyoshu", from the

8th century.

It was named "spiranthes hachijoensis" and is a previously unknown species (AFP).

The finding of the new type of spiranthes was announced in the

Journal of Plant Research

.

It was given the name "hachijoensis" because many of the samples were found on Tokyo's Hachijojima Island.

AFP Agency.

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