Flower from Gangtok for id

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usha lachungpa

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Mar 2, 2011, 12:09:30 AM3/2/11
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Dea All,
This was photographed at the Sai Mandir, Daramdin, West Sikkim.  Am unable to locate the original picture but used this to showcase in pollinator series during IYB 2010.
Looks like a lowland exotic as I have seen it in only one other place, a PWB bungalow garden in South Sikkim, but no camera then.
Would be grateful for identification.
Kind regards,
Usha

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Usha Ganguli-Lachungpa
Sr. Research Officer (WL)
Dept. of Forest, Env. & WL Mgmt.
Government of Sikkim
Deorali, Gangtok 737102
Tel/Fax:91-3592-280402;
Cell:094340-25273
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Pankaj Kumar

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Mar 2, 2011, 12:29:33 AM3/2/11
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Seems like Asclepias physocarpa to me.
Pankaj

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usha lachungpa

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Mar 2, 2011, 7:06:39 AM3/2/11
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Many thanks, Pankaj,
I also found Thingnam Girija's picture of the same from Manipur on this egroup's flowerofindia.net!
Wonderful!
Kind regards,
Usha
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