Indian Scientists Find Rare Plant
"This species is still surviving in a few pockets of Arunachal Pradesh and was found growing in damp rocky places."
- Kumar Ambarish, Botanical Survey of India spokesperson
New Delhi, India - Indian scientists working in a tropical forest in the country's remote northeast have found a rare medicinal plant last seen 115 years ago, a scientific journal reported.
The herbaceous plant was once regarded as having medicinal properties by the region's ethnic tribes, and reportedly was used to treat stomach aches and dehydration.