My Darlings… My Little Plants

These little Durva (Bermudagrass or Cynodon dactylon), Tulasi (Holy Basil or Ocimum tenuiflorum), Veelya (Betel or Piper betle) and Hulichikka (Creeping Wood Sorrel or  Oxalis corniculata) plants are found smiling in my new balcony(?) garden yesterday i.e., on 8th January 2015. Enjoy few photographs of them. Ah! Two months have…

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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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Octopus Tree Berries

Octopus tree Berries – These are the favourite berries of many birds and animals! Common Names: Octopus Tree, Queensland Umbrella Tree, Brassaia and amate Botanical name: Schefflera actinophylla    Family: Araliaceae (Aralia family) Native to northern Australia and south-eastern New Guinea More about Octopus Tree:  Tropical evergreen shrub with multiple trunks.…

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