Monday, May 30, 2011

Pterospermum reticulatum

Pterospermum reticulatum  Family: Sterculiaceae. Deciduous Tree endemic to the Western Ghats and its status is Threatened

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Asian spider flower (Cleome viscosa) is a usually tall annual herb found almost all around the Codissia complex.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Perfume Tree

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) It is native to Indo-Malaysia also called perfume tree because of the highly fragrant flower

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pride of Burma

Pride of Burma (Amherstia nobilis)   

Flower of Pride of Burma, Its widely cultivated for Ornamental purpose.

Ashoka Tree

Ashoka Tree at Thrissur Zoo, nearly 6- 8 trees are there. All of them are flowering (14th May,2011).


Ficus krishnae  The plant is known as Krishna’s Butter Cup. It is believed that Lord Krishna was very fond of butter and would even steal it. Once when he was caught by his mother, Yashoda, he tried to hide the butter by rolling it up... in a leaf of this tree. Since then, the leaves of these trees have retained this shape.
Aboue information is from the following link

King cobra

King Cobra, Ferro Cement model, done by Pichandikulam Forest consultant, Auroville, Pondichery. for display  at Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park, Anaikatti. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cardinal Sage

Cardinal Sage (Salvia fulgen)

Coral bush

Coral bush (Jatropha multifida) 

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Dimocarpus longan  found  throughout the Western Ghats. Sapplings are available at the Nature Park Nursery, Anaikatti Coimbatore.


Flowering at NBNP Garden (Sep.2011)

வெங்காரை Orange Jasmine (Murraya paniculata) tree native to India, flowers have an aromatic orange-like fragrance.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Mexican Prickly Poppy   (Argemone mexicana)   

Flowering time all around the year. Toxic ploants animal avoid grazing  this plant.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

நிலவேளை (Wild Spider Flower)

Wild Spider Flower
நிலவேளை Wild Spider Flower (Cleome gynandra) is an erect herbaceous annual herb. Commonly found along the road side.


Water Terminalia

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cicada  In Latin  cicada, meaning "buzzer" Loudest noise producing insects


Capparis sp. flowering season April May

முட்கொண்டை (Capparis grandis)