●Globba andersonii: Plant Species from Sikkim Himalayas
•The species has been found near the Teesta river valley region after a gap of nearly 136 years.
•The plant, known commonly as ‘dancing ladies’ or ‘swan flowers’ was thought to have been extinct until its “re-collection”, for the first time since 1875
•The species has been listed as “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
•It is also termed as “narrowly endemic” as the species is restricted mainly to the Teesta River Valley region which includes the Sikkim Himalayas and Darjeeling hill ranges.
•The plant usually grows in a dense colony as a lithophyte (plant growing on a bare rock or stone) on rocky slopes in the outskirts of evergreen forests.
•It is especially prevalent near small waterfalls along the roadside leading to these hill forests, which are 400-800 m. above sea level.