Thursday, March 29, 2012


நெல்லி  Indian gooseberry, or aamla Phyllanthus emblica (syn. Emblica officinalis)

Flowering bunch
All parts of the plant are used in various Ayurvedic/Unani medicine herbal preparations, including the fruit, seed, leaves, root, bark and flowers. Ref:


                             Cashew (Anacardium occidentale)    The Cashew is a medium size tree, native to northeastern Brazil.

எதையாவது துடுக்குத் தனமாகவோ அல்லது முந்திக் கொண்டோ செய்பவர்களை முந்திரிக் கொட்டை என்று திட்டுவார்கள். அதற்குக் காரணம் முந்திரிப் பழத்தைப் பார்த்தாலே புரிந்து விடும்.பொதுவாக ஒரு பழத்தின் கொட்டை பழத்திற்குள்தான் இருக்கும். ஆனால் முந்திரி கொட்டை மட்டும் பழத்திற்கு வெளியே நீட்டிக் கொண்டிருக்கும். Ref:


This particular image from the following link.

Alpinia Galanga rhizome is used against rheumatism, bronchial catarrh, bad breath and ulcers whooping colds in children, throat infections, to control incontinence and fever.

Greater Galanga (Alpinia galanga)

Picture from Mr. K. Devarajan Farm, Kanur Pudur, Annur, Coimbatore dist.,

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

காட்டு பேரிக்காய்

 Pear  (Pyrus communis)

Pear is an edible fruit native to central and eastern Europe and southwest Asia. Often planted in orchards.
Thanks to EFI members for confirming the sp. id.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


சிருகிலா Wild Karanda (Carissa spinarum)     

Shrub found along the dry belt region. Fruits are eaten by mammals and birds.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


அதாங்கி Konkan Gordonia (Gordonia obtusa). Thanks to EFI members for species confirmation.

Konkan Gordonia is endemic to the Western Ghats, Konkan region. Ref::

Scotch Broom

English broom , Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius). A common plant along the road side of Kothagiri to Ooty.


Leaping Ahead of Extinction

To coincide with Leap Day (February 29th) 2012, Amphibian Ark has launched a new international event, Leaping Ahead of Extinction: A celebration of good news for amphibians in 2012.

Event was organized at the GTR School, Anaikatti on 29th Feb.2012.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

White Alder

 White Alder (Turnera subulata)

Very good ornamental plant (Picture taken at the SUNGAM  Road, Coimbatore).

Monday, March 19, 2012


 Peach tree (Prunus persica)

Widely popular for their sweet, juicy fruits and beautiful blossoms.

 Peach fruit

Banana Passion Flower

Passiflora tripartita

 Beautiful pendulous red-pink flowers are borne at the ends of a long stalk. Corona is a purple band. Flowers may attract hummingbirds. Ref  :

Santa Barbara daisy

Erigeron karvinskianus

Very common along the road side
(Kotagiri to ooty).

Jerusalem thorn

Parkinsonia aculeata The genus name Parkinsonia honors the English botanist John Parkinson (1567–1650), while the species Latin name aculeata refers to the thorny stem of this plant.Source of information from

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Morning Glory

Morning glory habitat photo: CODISIA Raod, Coimbatore. (Species yet to be confirmed).

Flower close up view

Morning Glory

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

வண்ணத்து பூச்சி

பச்சை இலை போன்ற
வண்ணத்து பூச்சி.  இதன்அழகை
வர்ணிக்க வார்த்தைகள் இல்லை.

Five-Fingered Morning Glory

Five-Fingered Morning Glory   (Merremia quinquefolia)

Very good orbnamental climber,  native to the American continents, occasionally planted as a garden plant in India.