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nitu

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Aug 6, 2007, 12:23:03 PM8/6/07
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are these varities of rain lilies


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J.M. Garg

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Aug 6, 2007, 10:46:16 PM8/6/07
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They appears to be what you stated. Yellow one is Rain Lily ( Zephyranthes citrina) (thanks Debasish for its Id the other day) & white one appears to be Z.insularum. Please click on the following link for its different species under Zephyranthes:
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nitu

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Aug 8, 2007, 10:33:40 AM8/8/07
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is it brugmansia sp?


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DEBASISH JOARDAR

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Aug 8, 2007, 10:59:48 AM8/8/07
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Looks like Datura suaveolens.
Family- Solanaceae.
I saw them in Darjeeling Dist and Sikkim.
I shall posting some more photo.
Thanks,
Debasish Joardar

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Debasish Joardar

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Aug 8, 2007, 11:30:22 AM8/8/07
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Hi Nitu,
 
Posting one photograph of the same ( photographed near Pelling, Sikkim in April, 2005).
 
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Leena Taneja Rao

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Aug 8, 2007, 10:38:17 PM8/8/07
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Nitu,
This is Datura suaveolens. Though originally native to 'Tropical America', it is now 'naturalized' in the Himalayas - both Eastern and Western - and commonly found near human habitation and cut-over forest areas. I have seen it near both Darjeeling/Sikkim and on the road to Nainital, for instance.
Both this and D. stramonium belong to the Solanum or potato family, generally poisonous (e.g., Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade, Mandrake, Datura, etc.), though also of medicinal use - I remember being given Belladonna as a child, probably for stomach ailments, by the army doctors! We were also warned by our mother to stay away from Datura!
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J.M. Garg

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Aug 8, 2007, 10:51:51 PM8/8/07
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Datura is also called Angel's Trumpet. I found it a Syn. of Brugmansia suaveolens .Here are some links:
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Leena Taneja Rao

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Aug 8, 2007, 11:37:03 PM8/8/07
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Hi Nitu and JM,
Thanks for updating me! I belong to the old school, and don't always manage to keep up with the latest changes in nomenclature - though I notice that the name was changed as recently as October last year, so perhaps I can be forgiven!
Leena.

 
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Datura is also called Angel's Trumpet. I found it a Syn. of Brugmansia suaveolens .Here are some links:
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Nitu,
This is Datura suaveolens. Though originally native to 'Tropical America', it is now 'naturalized' in the Himalayas - both Eastern and Western - and commonly found near human habitation and cut-over forest areas. I have seen it near both Darjeeling/Sikkim and on the road to Nainital, for instance.
Both this and D. stramonium belong to the Solanum or potato family, generally poisonous (e.g., Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade, Mandrake, Datura, etc.), though also of medicinal use - I remember being given Belladonna as a child, probably for stomach ailments, by the army doctors! We were also warned by our mother to stay away from Datura!
Leena.
 
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is it brugmansia sp?


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J.M. Garg

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Aug 9, 2007, 1:09:28 AM8/9/07
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Here a close up picture of the same shrub, I took on 23/6/07 in the wetlands of Kolkata. 
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cec delhi

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Aug 9, 2007, 2:13:41 AM8/9/07
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Yes! An exotic species introduced for theis beautiful flowers. Even though they look like Datura but both are very different this being a perennial plant. There are several species of this world wide.
 
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Mandaluke

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Aug 9, 2007, 2:59:28 AM8/9/07
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Datura suavolens.

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J.M. Garg

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Aug 10, 2007, 1:08:11 AM8/10/07
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You are certainly right, Sanjiv.
Leaves of the picture I sent look a bit different. 

 
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