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Shantanu Bhattacharya

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Sep 11, 2010, 2:13:39 AM9/11/10
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Hi
got this flower in a public garden.
I m not sure whether its at all a flower...
A Chrysochloris bug feeding on nectar..
 
regards
Shantanu  :)
 

Shantanu Bhattacharya.
B.Sc, M.Sc (Zoology)
University of Calcutta.
Teaching Faculty.
Dept. of Biology.
Vivekananda Mission School(ICSE).
Joka. Kolkata.

 
 
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Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 11, 2010, 2:57:54 AM9/11/10
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Jatropha podagrica
Pankaj

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Shantanu

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Sep 11, 2010, 5:07:48 AM9/11/10
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Thanks Pankaj ji.

Regards
Shantanu : )

Shantanu Bhattacharya.
B.Sc, M.Sc (Zoology)
University of Calcutta.
Teaching Faculty.
Dept. of Biology.
Vivekananda Mission School(ICSE).
Joka. Kolkata.




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promila chaturvedi

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Sep 11, 2010, 9:19:31 AM9/11/10
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 I agree with Pankaj Ji. It is Jatropha podagrica.
Promila
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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tanay bose

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Sep 11, 2010, 10:39:45 AM9/11/10
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Jatropha podagrica, I think there is a jewel bettle.
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Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 11, 2010, 1:12:46 PM9/11/10
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That insect is not call Jewel Beetle (not a Beetle at all). Its a
Metallic Bug to be precise. Scutiphora pedicellata most probably.
Regards
Pankaj

tanay bose

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Sep 11, 2010, 8:50:49 PM9/11/10
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Thank you Pankaj ji , I know nothing about insects looked quite similar to jewel beetle posted months ago by Neil ji
thanks for correcting me
 
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Shantanu Bhattacharya

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Sep 18, 2010, 5:54:26 AM9/18/10
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Hi
got this flower in a picnic spot near Kolkata.
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Shantanu

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Sep 18, 2010, 6:04:21 AM9/18/10
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Yes Pankaj ji...thats a bug.....its called Chrysochloris sp.
It looks like a beetle but it has a long sucking tube (rostrum) for
feeding on juices...just like all other bugs.
Beetles have chewing mouthparts.

regards
Shantanu : )

On Sep 12, 5:50 am, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you Pankaj ji , I know nothing about insects looked quite similar to
> jewel beetle posted months ago by Neil ji
> thanks for correcting me
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> tanay
> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 10:42 PM, Pankaj Kumar <sahanipan...@gmail.com>wrote:
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> > That insect is not call Jewel Beetle (not a Beetle at all). Its a
> > Metallic Bug to be precise. Scutiphora pedicellata most probably.
> > Regards
> > Pankaj
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> > Wildlife Institute of India
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> Department of Botany.
> University of British Columbia .
> 3529-6270 University Blvd.
> Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 (Canada)
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nabha meghani

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Sep 18, 2010, 6:24:17 AM9/18/10
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looks like Euphorbia milii var. ??? to me. Euphorbia milii (Crown-of-thorns or Christ Plant), German name Christusdorn.
The species name commemorates Baron Milius, once governor of Réunion, who introduced the species to France in 1821.[1] It is suspected that the species was introduced to the Middle East in ancient times, and legend associates it with the crown of thorns worn by Jesus.[1]  Kredit: Wiki
 
Regards
Nalini

Shantanu Bhattacharya

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Sep 18, 2010, 6:26:32 AM9/18/10
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Thanks a lot for the ID ...Nalini ji.
 
have a nice time
Shantanu : )

 

promila chaturvedi

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Sep 18, 2010, 6:56:58 AM9/18/10
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Halini ji,
I agree with you. It is Euphorbia milii- Crown of Thorns.
Promila

Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 18, 2010, 10:58:18 AM9/18/10
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I know that its a bug and not beetle, but I have doubts about your
identification. Can you please find me a link or reference where I can
get this name Chrysochloris (whatever you have used), because I
thought this to be Scutiphora pedicellata. It is very commonly seen
feeding on Securinega virosa in our campus. I would be happy to be
wrong.

Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 18, 2010, 11:23:17 AM9/18/10
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This is indeed Euphorbia milii but I imagine why this is called The
Thorn of Christ.

The plant which is actually believed to be in the Crown of Christ was
"Ziziphus spina-christi" also called Christ's Thorn Jujube, a tropical
evergreen tree from Sudan. Also find mention in Quran and hence highly
respected by Muslims.

Just for information, the original thorny Crown of Jesus Christ is
still preserved in Notre Dame, Paris.

Regards
Pankaj

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mani nair

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Sep 18, 2010, 11:35:23 AM9/18/10
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Pankaj ji, very useful information.
Regards,
Mani.

Shantanu Bhattacharya

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Sep 18, 2010, 1:55:31 PM9/18/10
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Yes Pankaj ji....really nice informations.
 
Regards
Shantanu : )

 

Shantanu Bhattacharya

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Sep 18, 2010, 3:21:55 PM9/18/10
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Yes Pankaj ji...you are right. Its a Scutiphora bug.
I dont know why we used to call it Chrysochloris bug....during the dissection and display of digestive system of the bug during our entomology special paper practical classes.
Our professors also used to call this bug by that name.
 
Just now i came to know that Chrysochloris is the genus of the Golden mole of Africa....thats really shocking.
 
thanks a tonne for correcting me...
 
regards
Shantanu.

Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 18, 2010, 3:27:35 PM9/18/10
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Chrysochloris is also a species epithet for many of the long horn
beetles, so may be this is the reason why they called it by this name.
But as you can see, this doesnt have a LONG HORN thats the first point
why I was so skeptic!!
Regards
Pankaj

tanay bose

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Sep 19, 2010, 8:17:13 PM9/19/10
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Euphorbia milii indeed
tanay

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Devi Nair

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Sep 20, 2010, 12:04:13 AM9/20/10
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This a very fragrant flower, growing wild all over the wayside and estates in Wayanad. Can someone please ID it.


Thanks,
Devi



 *Date/Time-*                                                      May 2010

 *Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- *                       Wayanad

 *Habitat-                                                             Wild

 *Plant Habit-                                                       Shrub














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Vijayasankar

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Sep 20, 2010, 12:12:46 AM9/20/10
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This is 'Fragrant Clerodendrum'.
Botanical name: Clerodendrum chinense
Synonyms: C. fragrans, C. philippinum
Tamil: Mysore malli (= Mysore jasmine); Kannada: Mysore mallige

Regards

Vijayasankar


Kenneth Greby

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Sep 20, 2010, 12:18:58 AM9/20/10
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I concur.

Despite the flower's fragrance, however, I think that the foliage is ill-smelling.

Regards--
Ken.


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Devi Nair

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Sep 21, 2010, 10:42:47 PM9/21/10
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Thank you, Vijay'ji. Is this the popular "Mysore mallige" after which the movie was named?

I did'nt notice the smell of the foliage.
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