Oxford scientists name rare 'fairy lantern' plant after Malaysian researcher's mum


A mother's unwavering support for her son's nature conservation efforts has led to her name being immortalised in an extraordinary-looking flowering plant.

Scientists at Oxford University and Malaysia have named a new species of "fairy lantern" plant Thismia sitimeriamiae, after a Terengganu-born explorer's mother Siti Meriam.

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