Red Pentas

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mani nair

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Oct 15, 2010, 7:49:11 AM10/15/10
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Dear friends,

Sending a photo of Pentas shot at Panjim, Goa.
This is the favorite of butterflies.

Regards,

Mani.
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Selvalakshmi Selvaraj

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Oct 15, 2010, 7:51:22 AM10/15/10
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nice photo. Ixora coccinea- Rubiaceae


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Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 15, 2010, 7:52:32 AM10/15/10
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Pentas lanceolata most probably
Pankaj

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mani nair

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Oct 15, 2010, 7:53:08 AM10/15/10
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Selvalakshmi ji, thanks, but this is Pentas not Ixora.

Regards,

Mani.

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Selvalakshmi Selvaraj <neva...@gmail.com> wrote:

Selvalakshmi Selvaraj

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Oct 15, 2010, 7:54:03 AM10/15/10
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oh sorry what is the difference mani ji


mani nair

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Oct 15, 2010, 7:55:21 AM10/15/10
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Waiting for the expert's comments.  both are from the same family - rubiacea
Regards,
Mani.

Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 15, 2010, 7:59:30 AM10/15/10
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Look at the leaves, Ixora has sessile opposite decussate ovate or
obovate glabrous leaves. This one has lanceolate, petiolate leaf with
rough surface
Pankj

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