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mani nair

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Jun 29, 2011, 2:09:08 AM6/29/11
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Dear friends,
 
Sending photos of  Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima ) . This is also known as Christmas tree as the bracts appear during the Christmas time.
 
 
Place : Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Date : 13th November 2010
Time : 7.00 a.m.
 
Regards,
 
Mani.
 
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Ushadi micromini

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Jun 29, 2011, 10:17:54 AM6/29/11
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yes, poinsettia, given as gifts on christmas in north american
countries...
comes in 40 cultivars... different colors and branching patterns and
maturity dates
that can be suited for all the 50 states and canada... are grown...

This spectacular show is thanks to a virus called Phytoplasma....

Poinsett introduced it in 1825 to USA from Mexico, where legend says
that
the poinsettia became associated with Christmas because the Mexicans
regarded it as symbolic of the Star of Bethlehem, after the jesuit
priests had been
preaching and converting natives in Mexico in the 17th and 18th
century...

enjoy
Usha di
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mani nair

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Jun 29, 2011, 10:23:15 AM6/29/11
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Thanks Usha ji for the info.
Regards,
Mani Nair

Na Bha

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Jun 29, 2011, 4:54:36 PM6/29/11
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strangely it is called "Flor de Pascua", = "Easter flower" in spanish.
On the Island of Madeira I saw them growing wild and huge, and red as
well as yellow.

ushadi Micromini

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Jun 30, 2011, 12:05:49 AM6/30/11
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Na bha ji: no surprise... it grows profusely in Kolkata,
Flower bracts are red in Feb thru august or so, monsoon sees the red color reduced...
the picture enclosed was taken in Murshidabad Museum grounds in April 2011

Have seen them grow profusely upon establishing roots from the xmas plant ...
in Southearten USA backyards... I had many...  only thing they needed in the garden
was atleast two months of total darkness... not street lights stealing in... if it did...no flowers...

Usha di
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Vinay Thite

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Nov 25, 2021, 6:34:01 PM (4 days ago) Nov 25
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Many Meanings of Pascua

The Spanish word for Easter, Pascua, which is usually capitalized, did not always refer to the Christian holy day commemorating the Resurrection of Christ. The word predates Christianity and originally refers to a holy day of the ancient Hebrews. And these days, in context, it can refer to religious holidays other than Easter, even Christmas.

In addition to holidays, the word Pascua can also be used in common Spanish idiomatic expressions, like the English expression, "once in a blue moon," translated into Spanish as, de Pascuas a Ramos

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