Rare plant spotted in Badami
Some rare kind of plants which are usually found in Western Ghats the forest area, were traced in the hilly region in Badami near Bagalkot, claimed Information Department Assistant Director Manjunath Sullolli.
Purple Witch plant belonging to Scrophulariac family (scientific name Striga Gesnerioides) and Graham’s Groundsel belonging to Compositaeac family (scientific name Senecio Grahami) which are confined to meadow region of Western Ghats, are now seen in the region. Gloriosa superba usually traced in cold region Malnad are also seen in Badami hilly area, he added.
Sullolli, a postgraduate in botany, stated that the findings paved way to research on plant wealth in Badami region. Beautiful flowers could be seen on such plants which grow between July to January in areas which receives copious rainfall and under cold weather. However, it is interesting to note that such plants are grown in ‘Bayalu Seeme’, he added.
He has asked the botany students and scholars to join hands with him. Call him at 9632511437.