Re: [indiantreepix:15085] Re: Catunaregam spinosa 1

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Neil Soares

Jul 30, 2009, 1:16:32 PM7/30/09
to Parjanya guru, Swagat, satish phadke, Rajendra Shinde, indiantreepix Indian
 Sending a few photographs to illustrate this.[The photograph with the Oriental White-eye was taken by my friend Jayesh Timbadia].
                With regards,
                  Neil Soares.

--- On Thu, 7/30/09, Swagat <> wrote:

From: Swagat <>
Subject: [indiantreepix:15085] Re: Catunaregam spinosa
To: "Parjanya guru" <>
Cc: "satish phadke" <>, "Rajendra Shinde" <>, "indiantreepix Indian" <>
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 7:09 PM

Really... Nature is Very Very Smart!!!
2009/7/30 Parjanya guru <>
.. The change in the color  is due to the pollination process..
 Once the flower is pollinated, it changes it s color so as to convey the next approching pollinator that you have nothing to do.!:)
Flower is Clever.!

On 7/29/09, satish phadke <> wrote:
Nice pictures Rajendra ji
The petals turn yellowish as the flowers mature..Right?

2009/7/28 Rajendra Shinde <>


Catunaregam spinosa (Rubiaceae) at Silonda trail, SGNP Borivli  on 12th July 09. Gela, Gel-phal.
Also known as Randia dumetorum, Xeromphis spinosa, Gardenia spinosa..(all synonyms)


Dr. Rajendra D. Shinde,
Director, Council of International Programmes,
& Reader in Botany
St. Xavier's College,
(University of Mumbai)
Mumbai 400001.
Off. Tel. +91-22-2262 0662 ext 356
Cell : 9819100131



'I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.' - Helen Keller

Catunaregam spinosa flowering.jpg
Catunaregam spinosa [Ghela] flower.jpg
Catunaregam spinosa showing a change in flower colour.jpg
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