Sunday, July 31, 2011


Aloe vera is popular house plant, which contain nearly 20 minerals, all of which are essential to human body. Ref:


சிறு பூனைக்காலி

Stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida)   


Edible fruit (Fully ripened)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

உருளை கிழங்கு

Potato (Solanum tuberosum)   widely used tuber crop . 

Flowering twig.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

நமது அன்றாட வாழ்வில் தாவரங்கள் பல வடிவங்களில்

                              ஆன்மிகப் பெயர்                   Botanical Name
பாகற்காய்           இனிமை                                        Momoedica charantia
கத்தரிப்பூ             பிராணனில் அச்சமின்மை    Solanum melongena
பூசணிப்பூ            மிகுதி                                               Cucurbia maxima
மிளகாய்              சவுக்கடி                                          Capsicum annum
எலுமிச்சை         கற்புடைமை                                 Citrus lemonia
தென்னம்பூ         கூட்டம்                                            Cocous nucifera
வில்வம்              பக்தி மனப்பான்மை                  Aegle marmelos
கொத்தமல்லிபூ பண்பு நயம்                                 Coriandrum salivum
வேப்பம்பூ           ஆன்மிக சூழல்                            Azadiracta indica
கற்பூரப்புல்         உதவி                                              Cymbopogan
மஞ்சள்                சாந்தி                                                Curcuma
காப்பி                  பூரணமான பாதை                      Coffea sp.
சோம்பு              இரத்தத்தில் ஒளி                          Foeniculum vulgare
தேக்கு              ஆசைகளைத் துறத்தல்               Tectona grandis
பருத்திப்பூ      செல்வச் செழிப்பு                            Gossypium
பாக்கு             உறுதியான உயிர் வீரியம்           Areca catechu

Ref Book:  Flowers. 2008 Edition. Sri Aurobindo Ashram- Pondichery.

Monday, July 25, 2011


Flower and fruit
 Indian screw-fruit  (Helicteres isora) medium size tree native to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka. Special character is that the fruits are screw shape. Seeds will coil clock and anti clock wise.

Friday, July 22, 2011


 Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Porcupine flower

 Porcupine flower (Barleria prionitis) is an perennial shrub

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Spurred Butterfly Pea

Spurred Butterfly Pea   (Centrosema pubescens)    is a climber native to Tropical America and now widely cultivated and naturalized to other parts of the World.

திருஒட்டு காய்

 Calabash tree (Crescentia cujete) is a small tree originating from tropical America, now widely distributed in other parts of the World. In Coimbatore well grown trees can be seen in Forest college campus and a single tree at NBNP, Anaikatti.



Fully Ripened fruit after the cleaning  process are used as a beggar's bowl (
திரு ஓடு)

மரம்தின்னி அத்தி

Forest sandpaper fig ( Ficus exasperata) is a deciduous tree native to Africa, Arabian Peninsula and India. Due to highly textured leaf surface it is also known as sandpaper fig.

Seven spotted cockroach

Seven spotted cockroach (Therea petiveriana), is found in southern India and preferred habits is leaf litter. round  shape and white marks are peculiar of this species. Photographed at the thorn forest habitat of Anaikatti durinmg 2007.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

தும்பி (அ) தட்டான்பூச்சி

Wasp feeding on nectar of Scarlet Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) Plant   




Green Damselfly

Damselfly (Species name to be identified) 
கொடுங்கரை ஆறு ஓரம் எடுக்கபட்ட
சில தும்பி (அ) தட்டான்பூச்சி படங்கள்

Monday, July 18, 2011


Fruiting twig of  பிரண்டை

Further information about Cissus  quadrangularis from the following blog.


 Peppermint  Mentha sp. flowering

Black-Eyed Susan Vine

Black-Eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia alata)   is an perennial climber native to South Africa and naturalized to other parts as ornamental plant.  

Scarlet Milkweed

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 Scarlet Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica)  is an perennial herb found all along the river bank. Native to South America and naturalised to other parts of the World. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Plants for the Planet - Pledge your support for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC)

Plants for the Planet - Pledge your support for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC)

Blue tiger (Tirumala limniace)

White four-ring(Ypthima ceylonica)

Mottled emigrant (Catopsilia pyranthe) All the butterfly photos taken at NBNP, Flower Garden, Anaikatti  (between Jan-Dec. 2010).


Common emigrant (Catopsilia pomona)

 Common Crow (Euploea core) is a common butterfly found in the Western Ghats and other parts of India. Host plant in the picture Crotalaria longipes.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Laurel Clock Vine

Thunbergia laurifolia    perennial ornamental climber.

Flowers are blue-violet

Blue-violet and white colour flowers are there along the ESHA foundation, Coimbatore.

writing spiders

Argiope sp.

In the above photos you can clearly see the "writing" which gives the common name of "writing spiders".

தேள்கொடுக்குக்காய் (அ) புலிநகம்

 Devil's Claws  ( Martynia annua)    annual herb.


Fruits are look like Tiger nail  புலிநகம்

நன்றாக காய்ந்த காய்