Crossandra infundibuliformis (L.) Nees from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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31-Mar-2011, 9:58:35 am31/03/11
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Crossandra infundibuliformis (L.) NeesN. Wallich, Pl. asiat. rar. 3:98. 1832

Cultivated shrub; leaves narrow-ovate to lanceolate leaves, 6-12 cm long, undulate, acuminate, petiole short; flowers scarlet-orange in dense spikes, bracts large and imbricate; calyx 5-lobed, irregular; corolla tube slender, 2 cm long, limb split on one side to form 5-lobed lip, 2.5-3 cm across.

Commonly cultivated as hedge or in corners. Photographed in Delhi on 22 March, 2011

Common nanes: Firecracker flower


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Mahadeswara

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31-Mar-2011, 10:22:50 am31/03/11
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Very common plant in Karnataka. This plant is cultivated in almost all
house in Mysore for flowers. Even in Chennai the plant is
cultivated. The flowers are also sold in the market.

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Gurcharan Singh

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31-Mar-2011, 10:28:05 am31/03/11
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Thanks for information Mahadeswara ji, very rarely grown in Delhi.


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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/ 

tanay bose

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31-Mar-2011, 11:30:17 am31/03/11
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Interesting to note the distribution pattern of this plant across India
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Vijayadas D

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01-Apr-2011, 12:16:56 am01/04/11
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In Malayalam, Kanakambaram
 
Vijayadas

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Na Bha

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01-Apr-2011, 5:24:12 am01/04/11
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I think it is "Aboli", if it is aboli then it is quite commen in Maharashtra-houses and gardens.

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01-Apr-2011, 10:38:09 am01/04/11
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It is.
Madhuri

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From: "Na Bha" <nabha-...@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 11:24:12 +0200
To: Vijayadas D<dvija...@gmail.com>; tanay bose<tanay...@gmail.com>
Cc: Gurcharan Singh<sing...@gmail.com>; Mahadeswara<swamy...@gmail.com>; efloraofindia<indian...@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:66128] Re: Crossandra infundibuliformis (L.) Nees from Delhi

Satish Phadke

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01-Apr-2011, 11:03:35 am01/04/11
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Thanks Nalini ji for pointing that. I was under the impression that it is something else.
Dr Phadke

Gurcharan Singh

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01-Apr-2011, 11:10:00 am01/04/11
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Here are some local names
Tam: Pavallakurinja
Tel: Gobbi, kanakambaramu
Kan: Abbolige
Madras: Kanakambaram


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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/ 

Padmini Raghavan

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04-Apr-2011, 12:43:14 pm04/04/11
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This is one of the few commonly grown flowers in Chennai. It is sold by the "Mozham" ie. the length of the forearm, at almost every street corner, for use to garland the deities in the pooja room and to adorn the hair of women.
 I was surprised to see it in Changi airport in 1983. However the last time I passed thro Changi, they had fabulous displays of Heliconias and Dracenas etc.
Rgds,
Padmini Raghavan.

Satish Chile

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05-Apr-2011, 6:28:41 am05/04/11
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Yes this is known an "ABOLI" in Marathi and very common in gardens in Vidharbha and adjoining district of Madhya Pradesh. Ladies make "VENI" from the flowers.
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