The plant is regarded as endangered. It is an alternate source of the
alkaloid -colchicine and is commercially overexploit.
On Jan 10, 9:23 am, "J.M. Garg" <jmga...@gmail.com
> A lovely picture, Dinesh ji.
> 2009/1/9 Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com
> > ... for Flora Picture of the Year 2008
> > Hello friends,
> > Sometimes the Stars, the Moon, the Sun -- all of them are happy at the same
> > moment -- I mean happy with my photo-shooting skills.
> > One such moment: September 16, 2007 11.03am ... clicked Gloriosa superba at
> > Valley Park, Navi Mumbai.
> > Native of India (and south-east Asia) ... a very different flower ...
> > colors blending from green to yellow to orange to red ... and almost to
> > scarlet ... a very different plant of lily family ... reaches out for
> > support with help of its leaves ... the leaf tip elongates to form a very
> > slender tendril to coil around nearby support.
> > Commonly known by many names: climbing lily, creeping lily, fire lily,
> > flame lily, gloriosa lily, glory lily, malabar glory lily, superb lily,
> > tiger claw ... and *kandhal* in Tamil (காந்தள்) ... it is the State Flower
> > of Tamil Nadu, India.
> > Regards.
> With regards,
> "We often ignore the beauty around us"
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