Cassia Fistula Blooms in Making

Cassia Fistula Flower Buds

Cassia Fistula or golden shower flower buds captured on the way to Pune from Mangaluru, near Hubballi. My dream to capture ‘Konde’ or Cassia Fistula flowers got fulfilled on 20th April 2014. We were traveling from Mangaluru to Pune. I got my first clicks of Golden Shower tree near Udupi. I…

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Starting Afresh…

That morning, when the earth quaked, the world shook. People from around the world prayed, directly or indirectly extended helping hands for the sufferers of earthquake in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Tibet. What else can we do instead of praying, ‘Mother Earth, please take turns in such a way that…

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Home grown Watermelon!

Do you remember we had watermelon creeper last year (link)? This time also watermelon seeds sprouted. The very first female flower showed up in mid June… After two days, it was a pleasant surprise that a tender fruit was seen in the place of the flower!  Look at the dates;…

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Lal Zumbar or Brownea Coccinea – More Pictures, More Details

Common name:Scarlet Flame Bean, West Indian Mountain Rose, Brownea, Rose of Venezuela brownea, cooper hoop, rose of Venezuela, scarlet flame bean. Bengali: supti Marathi: लाल झुंबर lal zumbar Botanical name: Brownea coccinea    Family:Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar family)Synonyms: Brownea capitella, Brownea latifolia Native to: Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago More about…

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Lal Zumber or Brownea Coccinea

An exciting activity of watching Lal Zumbar or Brownea Coccinea or Scarlet Flame Bean (Caesalpiniaceae Family) flower clusters in orange red colour.   I had been watching a group of small evergreen trees in Aditi garden, Pune, India.   It looked interesting because of their dwarf structure. It was during…

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A Flower Within A Flower…

Oh! Yes!!! It is a red hibiscus flower smiling in my small hibiscus plant 🙂  This is the second flower that bloomed in my plant. Notice the stigma… For the first time I thought it is mutated… But, this flower is also with three conjoined stigmas (unlike the usual five)…

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