unid WF of Feb 06

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Rahul Natu

Feb 3, 2009, 2:10:44 AM2/3/09
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I don't remember exactly where I clicked this but

this is in the Sahyadris for sure !

May i have the ID pl.

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Dinesh Valke

Feb 3, 2009, 3:20:50 AM2/3/09
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... oh, permit me to appreciate the beautiful sight !!

sweedle cerejo

Feb 3, 2009, 3:52:46 AM2/3/09
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   This looks like Bryophyllum sp.  (Kalanchoe sp.)


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vinod kumar gupta

Feb 3, 2009, 9:05:11 AM2/3/09
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Lovely shot

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Subject: [indiantreepix:8216] unid WF of Feb 06

Padmanabhan Geetha

Feb 4, 2009, 7:01:51 AM2/4/09
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Dear Rahul
Lovely photos that bring back childhood memories.

As a child growing up in Trivandrum, these flowers used to be an object for play amongst my friends and I. We used to blow into it close the mouth of the petals and tap the flower against our chins to produce sounds. And the one who could do that longest  without the flower bursting, used to be considered the winner. This flower used to be sold and i distinctly remember my grandmother buying them for me.
In an age of computer and video games this would sound quite stupid but I know it gave us such joy!

These grow in Sahyadris, for i have seen them on the Tiwai Hills near Chas kaman dam.

best wishes

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Vidya Rao

Feb 5, 2009, 5:39:50 AM2/5/09
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Dear Rahul

The plant belongs to family Crassulaceae

Genus is Kalanchoe . Species most likely is Kalanchoe pinnata
Very lovely plant..

Great picture


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Vidya Rao
Junior Research Fellow,
School for Ecology and Conservation,
University of Agricultural Sciences, BANGLORE
& Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata.


J.M. Garg

Feb 7, 2009, 6:07:13 AM2/7/09
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Some extracts from Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalanchoe_pinnata

Kalanchoe pinnata (syn. Bryophyllum calycinum, Bryophyllum pinnatum, also known as the Air Plant, Life Plant, Miracle Leaf, Goethe Plant and the Katakataka (Filipino)) is a succulent plant native to Madagascar. It is distinctive for the profusion of miniature plantlets that form on the margins of its leaves, a trait it has in common with the other members of the Bryophyllum section of the Kalanchoe genus.

It is a popular houseplant and has become naturalized in temperate regions of Asia, the Pacific and Caribbean.Much of the reason for the widespread naturalization of this plant can be traced to its popularity as a garden plant. The writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - who also was an amateur naturalist of some repute - was "passionately fond" of this plant and liked to give the baby plantlets as gifts to friends who visited his home.

Vernacular names for Kalanchoe pinnata include Cathedral Bells, Air Plant, Life Plant, Miracle Leaf, Goethe Plant and the Katakataka. The first two of these are also commonly names for plants of other species and genera. Also called "Wonder of the World" in the English speaking Caribbean.

Other links for :http://www.rain-tree.com/Plant-Images/kalanchoe-pic.htm (lots of pix.),  http://www.rain-tree.com/coirama.htm (details with med. use).

2009/2/5 Vidya Rao <vidyalov...@gmail.com>

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