Trichoglossum syamviswanathii UPSC NOTE

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  • The new species Trichoglossum syamviswanathii, named after former KFRI director Syam Viswanath, was collected from the moist soil of the Bambusetum of the KFRI Field Research Centre at Palappilly, Thrissur.

  • This is the scientific name for a species of fungus recently discovered in Kerala, India

  • It belongs to the genus Trichoglossum, commonly known as hairy earth tongue fungi.

  • Trichoglossum syamviswanathii was identified in 2020 from the Idukki district of Kerala

  • It is named after the late Dr. K. Syam Viswanathan, a renowned Indian mycologist who made significant contributions to the study of fungi in India.

  • The fungus is characterized by its small, black, and hairy fruit bodies

  • It grows on dead woody debris in tropical forests



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