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Snake-like flower begins to bloom in Ukhrul

 Source: The Sangai Express / Mungchan Zimik
Ukhrul, April 27 2021: A dark purple flower resembling a snake "Khamasom Van" has been blooming in Ukhrul town since last year and this year too it has begun to bloom bringing much joy to the beholders.

Khamasom Van closely resembles a snake in its appearance but this flower lives in modesty and isolation in the dense forest region of Mathasama Khamasom village, Ukhrul district.

The sighting of the snake like flower blooming on the high altitude of Mathashama forest is rare.

The flower was first sighted in Ukhrul district in 2017 when a group of "Khamatek trekkers" trudged the rugged terrain to explore the high altitude region.