Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Green Shrimp Plant

Green Shrimp Plant   (Ecbolium lingustrinum.

Sunday, July 28, 2013



    Eugenia bracteata  Family: Myrtaceae  Medium size evergreen tree.. Mostly found in Peninsular India

Saturday, July 27, 2013


 Purslane (Portulaca oleraceaFamily: Portulacaceae (Moss rose family) Its a weed native to India.


Diospyros ebenum is a species of tree Endemic to Southern India. It is known for being one of the trees that yield ebony the wood of this tree is called India Ebony.

Roundleaf Bindweed

 Roundleaf Bindweed (Evolvulus nummularius) Family: Convolvulaceae,  is native to North and South America and naturalized  in India.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


 Jima (Glinus oppositifolius) Family: Molluginaceae (Carpetweed family)
                       Annual herb flowering through out the year

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


                           Orangeberry (Glycosmis mauritiana) Family: Rutaceae. Its a shrub found throughout the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats.

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                         Large Caltrops (Pedalium murex)  Family Pedaliaceae. Herb native to India.                                 It is an important famine food-leaves eaten as vegetables. 

Monday, July 22, 2013


 Fringed Spider Flower (Cleome rutidosperma) Family: Capparaceae (Caper family) Synonyms: Cleome ciliata

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 Indian Pavetta (Pavetta indica) Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)Other Names:  Ixora pavetta, Ixora indica. Its a shrub grow up to 4 mt. height. Flowers attract butterflies and insects.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Ironwood (Diospyros ferrea)  Family Ebenaceae

The ripe fruit is pulpy and edible.


Philippine tea (Carmona retusa)  Family: Boraginaceae.  A shrub growing to 4 m height

எப்படி இருந்த இடம் இப்படியும் மாற்றலாம் என்பதற்கு உதாரணம்

                        View of the Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park (NBNP) at Anaikatti during 1992 (Photo by: Mr. Karivaradhan, Lakshmi Mills, Coimbatore).

View of the Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park at Anaikatti during 2011 (Photo by Mr. K. Maruthachalam, Photocenter, Coimbatore.
Past two decades (1992-2012)  I had been involved in the ecological restoration of a degraded land at the NBNP Anaikatti. The arboretum consists of nearly 400 species of 25000 plants predominantly of Western Ghats region. 

காட்டு எலுமிச்சை

 Wild lime  (Atalantia monophylla)    Family: Rutaceae (Citrus family)

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Seagrape (Coccoloba uvifera)  Family, Polygonaceae. Predominantly found in  coastal  regions. Most often used in landscaping.

The reddish fruits of the sea grape may be eaten raw, cooked into jellies and jams, or fermented into sea grape wine.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

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 Freshwater Mangrove (Barringtonia acutangula) Family- Lecythidaceae (Brazilnut family). This tree has long been used for medicine, timber and as a fish poison.Ref: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Barringtonia.html

 Red flowers are produced on pendulous racemes about 20 cm. long.