Castor plant n camouflaging lizard

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Neha Singh

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Oct 14, 2011, 8:13:18 AM10/14/11
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Dear all,
Sharing d pics of this beautiful creature, I saw today resting on a castor plant.
 I loved his camouflage.

Regards
Neha Singh




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Madhuri Raut

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Oct 14, 2011, 8:19:57 AM10/14/11
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Very nice pics Neha ji
Regards
Bhagyashri

Neha Singh

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Oct 14, 2011, 9:03:19 AM10/14/11
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Thanks dear Bhagyashri ji.

Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 14, 2011, 9:11:46 AM10/14/11
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The lizard is very nice looking, but plant is not castor
Any clue about the plant?


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Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

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Thanks dear Bhagyashri ji.




Neil Soares

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Oct 14, 2011, 9:13:14 AM10/14/11
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Hi,
 It is a juvenile Garden Calotes [Calotes versicolor].
                   Regards,
                     Neil Soares.

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Giby Kuriakose

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Oct 14, 2011, 9:14:13 AM10/14/11
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This is a Calotes sp. most probably  Oriental Garden Lizard - Calotes versicolor of Agamidae family.


Regards,
Giby


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Neil Soares

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Oct 14, 2011, 1:44:31 PM10/14/11
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Hi,
 Agree with Prof. Singh. The plant is not Castor.
                       With regards,
                         Neil Soares.

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Madhuri Pejaver

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Oct 14, 2011, 2:23:17 PM10/14/11
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Hay Sir ji Neil ji Bhagyashree
One of the plant is calatropis!!!!!! we can see the typical phylotaxy.
The other may be a member of Acanthaceae a common weed. One shoot is showing minute inflorecence. Baby calotis are cute. Thanks for sharing
Madhuri

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To: Neha Singh <neha.v...@gmail.com>; Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com>
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Hi,
 Agree with Prof. Singh. The plant is not Castor.
                       With regards,
                         Neil Soares.--- On Fri, 10/14/11, Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:87787] Castor plant n camouflaging lizard
To: "Neha Singh" <neha.v...@gmail.com>
Cc: "Madhuri Raut" <iti...@gmail.com>, "efloraofindia" <indian...@googlegroups.com>
Date: Friday, October 14, 2011, 6:41 PM

The lizard is very nice looking, but plant is not castor
Any clue about the plant?
-- Dr. Gurcharan SinghRetired  Associate ProfessorSGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

Neha Singh

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Oct 14, 2011, 2:40:27 PM10/14/11
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Thank You all again. This time for identification of the garden lizard.
Neil sir ..these r wonderful pics. How U captured these..did u wait all day long  for this ??

Can I suggest that this plant may be Leonotis nepetifolia. Cau'z last year I photographed  L.nepetifolia ..exactly at the same place. When today I posted it, i just assumed that it is castor. And after Gurcharan Sir's inquiry I think it can be Christmas candlestick plant.

Posting  pics frm Oct 2010.

Regards
Neha
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Madhuri Pejaver

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Oct 14, 2011, 3:00:53 PM10/14/11
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Sorry all
Realised my mistake. Sirji was talking about this maik, whereas i gave the names of othr attachments probably by Neilji
Calotis is beautiful Nehaji
sorry again
Madhuri

Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 14, 2011, 10:52:39 PM10/14/11
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Thanks Neha ji for sharing the plant in flower.

Yes it seems to be  Leonotis nepetifolia.
Happy ride to the lizard, now we know the plant


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

Neil Soares

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Oct 14, 2011, 11:48:31 PM10/14/11
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Hi,
 A gravid female laid eggs in one of my planting pits. They were unearthed accidently while planting a sapling. Was curious to know whether they were Garden Calotes [Calotes versicolor] or Forest Calotes [Calotes rouxii] eggs and hence incubated them at home. Photograph 2 [in the previous post] is also of their release.
                         With regards,
                           Neil Soares.


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Neha Singh

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Oct 15, 2011, 1:01:31 AM10/15/11
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Thanks Neil Sir for d interesting story.

Since the beginning of Oct I was missing  Leonotis nepetifolia around and thinking that how come this year it didnt appear till now. And thanks to this lizard and  Gurcharan Sir's awareness , I know that it is here and soon will be flowering.
Will post it's pics with flowers soon.
It was happy discussion n identification .

Regards
Neha
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