Delicious discoveries: Scientists just described a new onion species from the Himalaya

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  • October 18, 2021
  • While the onion, garlic, scallion, shallot and chives have been on our plates for centuries, becoming staple foods around the world, their group, the genus Allium, seems to be a long way from running out of surprises. Recently, a group of researchers from India described a new onion species from the western Himalaya region, long known to the locals as “jambu” and “phran”, in the open-access journal PhytoKeys.

    Four new fruit fly species from the Himalaya and information about their flower visitation

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  • August 8, 2017
  • The first record of flower visitation in a group of fruit flies from Himalayan India and a total of four new species are described in the open access journal ZooKeys. In their paper, scientists also revise the descriptions of all representatives of this genus (Lordiphosa) in India. Following a number of observations in Nainital and Darjeeling, […]