Canna indica (family: Cannaceae) :: Hooghly, WB

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surajit koley

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Mar 2, 2012, 11:59:25 AM3/2/12
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Sir,

Attaching images of *Canna indica*, a common monocot plant seen as ornamental as well as in the wild. I do not know the specific varieties of this herb. But a search in the net tells me that it is *Canna indica var. indica*. This plant is often visited by purple sunbird for its nectar.

Species : Canna indica (family: Cannaceae)
Bengali name : KALA-PHOOL / KALABATI / SARBAJAYA
Date : 01-March-2012 @ 10.34 a.m. & 21-Dec-2009 @ 11.11 a.m. (with sunbird)
Place : Hooghly (West Bengal)
Habitat : Ornamental, wild


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Surajit Koley
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Balkar Singh

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Mar 2, 2012, 12:30:04 PM3/2/12
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Nice set with all features...
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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surajit koley

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Mar 2, 2012, 12:41:04 PM3/2/12
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Thank you Sir.

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Surajit koley

Prasad Dash

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Mar 3, 2012, 12:45:10 AM3/3/12
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Excellent shot Surajit Ji. Purple sunbird add more price to the flowers of C.indica in tems of pollination services

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Prasad
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Prasad Kumar Dash
Ecologist, Odisha, India
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surajit koley

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Mar 3, 2012, 12:39:22 PM3/3/12
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Thank you Sir once again. As for the purple sunbird it was taken in 2009 and i was more drawn to birds-butterflies-dragonflies in those days. I was very much afraid of our flora world because of my ignorance. It is not that i know something about fauna but they are moving type!

I think our education system needs total overhaul. There is very little scope of getting acquainted with even one's own surroundings, e.g. i read a lot about potato but i do not know how the plant looks like or where upon it potato grows!

Regards,

Surajit Koley
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