Wednesday, November 30, 2011


 Cane (Calamus travancoricus) is a woody climber and mainly used for making furniture .

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Desert Rose

Desert Rose (Adenium arabicum) is  an ornamental plant

Photo from Maravalam Garden, Peelamedu, Coimbatore.

இனிப்பு துளசி

இனிப்பு துளசி Sweet Leaf  Stevia sp. (Photo from Maravalam Garden, Peelamedu, Coimbatore).

கோழி அவரை

 Beach Bean Canavalia lineata   

Common climber in and around Anaikatti region.


 Ban Nimbu Glycosmis pentaphylla   

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Ban Nimbu is a plant possessing various medicinal properties. It is believed to have wound-healing properties. Ref:

Cinderella Weed

Synedrella nodiflora of Asteraceae family

A common weed in cultivated land

புளிச்சான் கீரை

Oxalis latifolia    Family: Oxalidaceae

Monday, November 28, 2011

Indian Catmint

Anisomeles indica    Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Indian Catmint is a camphor-scented annual herb. Naturally occurs along the road side.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Manilkara zapota  is a long-lived evergreen tree.  

Spider lily

Amazing ornamental plant that can tolerate the broadest possible range of growing conditions. It can grow in water, in wet boggy areas, as well as dry areas. The lovely white flowers have long narrow reflexed petals behind a central cup. Ref:

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Hymenocallis littoralis

Monday, November 21, 2011

வெள்ளை மந்தாரை

 Dwarf White orchid tree (Bauhinia acuminata)The dwarf white bauhinia is native to Asia.
medium size tree and very good ornamental plant. This photograph taken from a House at Bharathi Colony, Peelamedu, Coimbatore.   

Flower (Nov. 2011).


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Orange climber

Toddalia asiatica  is a climber fruit tastes like an orange/lemon.

Friday, November 18, 2011

காட்டு எலுமிச்சை

  (Pleiospermium alatum)  tree at NBNP, Anaikatti.




Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pink Fountain Grass

Pink Fountain Grass (Pennisetum orientale) is one of common grass found all over the wasteland.
This particular photo from CODISIA Road, Coimbatore. (Nov.2011) 

Sandalwood tree

Sandalwood tree (Flowering at Anaikatti, October. 2011)

Sandalwood seeds will not germinate --- and even if they do, the trees will not thrive --- unless the site of planting features host species that prepare the soil and share nutrients and water with the sandalwood tree

Read more: Sandalwood Tree Germination |

Generally seeds come through the feces of animals/droppings of birds will germinated fast and the plant grow well.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


 Vitex negundo Flowers season Sep. Oct. predominantly found along the road side of Anaikatti to Thuvaipathy village.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

காற்றில் பரவக்கூடிய விதைகள் (சில)

  முயல்செவி  lilac tasselflower (Emilia sonchifolia)   

சீந்தல்கொடி (Pergularia daemia) Pergularia • Hindi: Utaran

வெட்டுகாய பூண்டு Tridax Daisy (Tridax procumbens)

Monday, November 14, 2011


Water melon  (Citrullus lanatus)  of Cucurbitaceae family.

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Indian Pink

Dianthus chinensis Common name- Indian Pink or China Pink. Ornamental plant in many houses at Ooty.