If you are a fan of pop music, you probably know who Lisa is. She is one of the four members of the popular girl group BLACKPINK, and also a successful solo artist who released her first single album LALISA in 2021. She is not only a talented rapper, singer, and dancer, but also a fashion icon and a global ambassador for luxury brands like CELINE and BULGARI. She is also the most followed K-pop idol on Instagram, with over 90 million followers.
But did you know that Lisa has also inspired some scientists to name a new plant species after her? Yes, you read that right. A group of researchers from ChiangMai University in Thailand have discovered a fragrant flowering plant in Narathiwat Province, which is considered a new type of world’s rarest and at risk of extinction. They decided to name it “BUHANG LISA” from Lisa’s name, as a way to honor her and express their admiration for her.
According to Thai PBS News, the researchers were doctoral students who joined a research team led by Asst. Prof. Dr. Thanawat Chaowasaku, Ms. Anisara Damthongdee, Ph.D. Biodiversity and Ethnic Biology and Mr. Abdulramae Baga, a researcher from the independent research group PDiT.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Thanawat said that “Buhangalisa” has a distinctive feature that is a hard ivy. single flower Strong fragrance, thick yellow petals, outer petals slender. The inner petals splicing together do not bloom. It is about half the length of the outer petals.
The plant was named in honor of Lalisa Manoban or Lisa, the famous Thai artist from South Korea’s BLACKPINK, whose determination inspired the doctoral students involved in the research.
This is another remarkable achievement for Lisa, who has already made history as one of the most influential and successful K-pop artists in the world. She has not only made her fans proud, but also inspired many people with her talent, charisma, and passion. We congratulate Lisa and the researchers for this amazing discovery and hope that BUHANG LISA will thrive and survive for many years to come.