Wednesday, May 30, 2012

நருவிளி .

Gondni (Cordia gharaf)


 Soap nut (Sapindus emarginatus) leaves.
Sapindus emarginatus is an economically important tropical tree species sparsely distributed in different geographical provinces like Gangetic Plains, Western Ghats, and Deccan Plateau in India.

The drupes (soapnuts) contain saponins which are a natural surfactant. They have been used for washing for thousands of years by native peoples in Asia as well as Americnas. Soapnuts are being considered and used for commercial use in cosmetics and detergents as well as many other products.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Ground nut (Arachis hypogaea)

China leads in production of peanuts, having a share of about 41.5% of overall world production, followed by India (18.2%) and the United States of America (6.8%). Ref:


Female flowers of   Papaya 

Female flower of  Papaya  (Carica papaya) 

Carica papaya female tree


Male flowers of  Papaya (Carica papaya) 

 Papaya  (Carica papaya) male tree

Monday, May 14, 2012


Yellow Snake Tree (Stereospermum tetragonum)     is a deciduous tall tree native to India.
Padaleeshwarar temple at Tiruppathiripuliyur have this tree as sthalavriksha of the temple


Dalbergia paniculata
A large deciduous tree, with irregularly fluted trunk with light grey bark. The wood of the tree is yellowish white and is used for building purposes and for musical instruments.


 Clearing Nut Tree. (Strychnos potatorum) From the bark structure the tree can be easily distinguishable from other species.


Local people use the seeds to treat unclear water to make it potable

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

கல்லில் செதுக்கப்பட்ட விலங்குகள்

Stone carving at the Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park (NBNP), Anaikatti, Coimbatore. (New addition May 2012)

Friday, May 4, 2012

இந்திய மலைப் பாம்பு

Indian Rock Python (Python molurus molurus) hatched at the VOC Park Reptile House, Coimbatore

Hatched 22 of the 23 eggs it had laid 40 days ago. 03.05.2012.As per the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Indian python has been classified as Near Threatened Category RED DATA BOOK 1996. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cocoa tree

 Cocoa tree  (Theobroma cacao)


Fruit. Its seeds are used to make cocoa powder and chocolate.

Purple Passion Flower

Purple Passion Flower   (Passiflora incarnata) Its a fast growing climber and an ornamental plant.  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


வெள்ளையிலை Mussaenda  (Mussaenda erythrophylla)   

Mussaenda is an evergreen shrub related to coffee trees and native to Asia. Manily grown as an ornamental plant.