Omani Botanical Garden unearths 10 new plant species

MUSCAT : The latest findings, unveiled in a scientific paper published in the esteemed Edinburgh Journal of Botany (EJB), showcase the discovery of 10 previously undocumented plant species. Among these, a rare strain of wild barley found in the Sahasah area of the Wilayat of Khasab stands out as a remarkable botanical treasure.

Four distinct plant species were identified in the Dhofar Governorate, three in the Musandam Governorate, two in the Buraimi Governorate, and one in the Al Dhahirah Governorate. These species, characterized by their scarcity and limited geographical distribution, highlight the unique ecological tapestry of Oman’s diverse landscapes.

The significance of these discoveries extends beyond mere taxonomy; they symbolize a broader commitment to scientific research, environmental stewardship, and cultural preservation.

Moreover, these discoveries underscore the collaborative efforts between local researchers and international counterparts, reflecting Oman’s dedication to preserving its natural heritage and promoting sustainable tourism.

The Omani Botanical Garden team, led by researchers Saif bin Amer Al Hatmi, Abdul Rahman bin Rashid Al Hinai, and Zwan bint Juma Al Qasabiya, played a pivotal role in these groundbreaking discoveries.

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