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Two new species of orchids discovered in Japan

Two new species of orchids discovered in Japan

New Species, Plants April 10, 2017 at 10:11 am

Two new species of parasitic plants have been discovered on the main island of Okinawa, Japan, in the Yanbaru National Park.

New species of parasitic orchid discovered in Japan

New species of parasitic orchid discovered in Japan

Citizen Science, New Species, Plants, Species Discovery November 7, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Some plant species have abandoned photosynthesis, instead feeding off the roots of host fungi such as mushrooms and mould. These plants are called mycoheterotrophs. A Japanese photographer has discovered a new mycoheterotoph in the lowland laurel forests of Yakushima and named it Lecanorchis tabugawaensis.  Approximately 50 mycoheterotrophs species have been reported in Japan.

Strange New Flowering Plant Doesn’t Bloom or Photosynthesize

Strange New Flowering Plant Doesn’t Bloom or Photosynthesize

New Species, Plants October 18, 2016 at 9:50 am

A new plant species discovered on the subtropical Japanese island of Kuroshima has been named .  But this is not your average plant. It belongs to a curious group of small, non-photosynthetic plants called mycorrhizae, which form a symbiotic relationship between their roots and fungi to obtain nutrients. Gastrodia kuroshimensis. Photo credit: Kenji Suetsugu

Tiny bivalve calls sea cucumbers home

Tiny bivalve calls sea cucumbers home

Invertebrates, New Species September 12, 2016 at 9:34 am

Most bivalves live in sand or mud or attached to rock surface. However, a new bivalve species described from Japan lives on a sea cucumber.

A new species of spined loach from southern Kyushu Island, Japan.

A new species of spined loach from southern Kyushu Island, Japan.

Fish, New Species July 30, 2015 at 6:42 am

A new species of spined loach (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) from southern Kyushu Island, Japan. Ichthyological Research, Published online: 24 Jun 2015.