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From: Col Bimal Sarkar <colbima...@yahoo.com>
Date: 22 January 2011 19:56
Subject: DIETES BICOLOR ( SPANISH IRIS )
I visited Cherapunji in the year 2002.I collected a plant from the road side, whose flower was yellow in colour.I did not see such a flower anywhere earlier.I collected a plant and brought it back to Tezpur.The plant survived and gave flowers.I carried the plant to Cooch Behar.It multiplied and flowered at this place also.Unfotunately all the plants died due to fungal infaction.The memory of the plant is with me in the form of an image.The common name of the plant is African Iris,Spanish Iris,Yellow Wild Iris,Butterfly Iris etc.The scientific name is Dietes bicolor.Attaching an image of the plant.
Col (Retd) Bimal Sarkar
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