Mar 29, 2017, (Research Matters):
A team of scientists from Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have discovered a new species of plant – Reissantia (Celastraceae). Members belonging to Reissantia family are usually found in Old World tropics of Africa and the Indo- Malaya regions. The plants are found as a climbing, scandent or erect shrub and are characterized by small flowers. The discovery is the latest in a string of new species being discovered in the Western Ghats, including the Narrow Mouthed Laterite Frog and the Karaavali Skittering Frog.