New Flower Species Named After Blackpink’s Lisa, Discoverer ‘Greatly Inspired’ by K-Pop Star
Blackpink's Lisa is already so iconic thanks to her immense talent in singing, dancing, rapping, modeling and more. And now, she has her own flower named after her!
A brand new fragrant flower species found in Thailand has cemented Lisa's status as a global icon.
Researcher Anissara Damthongdee of Chiang Mai University in Thailand is credited with naming the Friesodielsia lalisae, a newly discovered flower species that "appears to grow near streams in secondary forests."
According to an official research report, the new species "is named in honor of Lalisa Manobal, a famous Thai rapper, singer, and dancer, whose motivation has greatly inspired the first author to overcome any obstacles during her Ph.D. study."
The research paper has, of course, made its way to social media, where Blackpink fans reacted to the new Lisa flower on Twitter.
"Who wanna smoke the Friesodielsia lalisae flower with me," one fan joked in a tweet.
"Naming a rare species (Friesodielsia lalisae) after thee LALISA couldn’t be more fitting. Both are one in a million," another Blink wrote.
"When you’ve achieved a certain level of greatness, you get people dedicating their hard work to you," someone else declared.
"'Friesodielsia lalisae' if you can’t buy her flowers, name it after her. Biggest flex," someone else quipped on Twitter.
Another tweet claimed that the flower species is considered one of the "rarest and most endangered in the world."
Lisa, real name Lalisa Manobal, is a Thai rapper, dancer and singer known for her work in the K-pop girl group Blackpink, as well as for her solo projects, such as 2021's Lalisa.
The group is currently continuing its Born Pink World Tour. Lisa, Rosé, Jisoo and Jennie are set to become the first K-pop group to headline Coachella in April 2023.