ID of the flower

14 views
Skip to first unread message

manasikaran

unread,
Jul 20, 2010, 5:13:42 AM7/20/10
to indian...@googlegroups.com

Hello friends,

 

Please identify this flower.

 

Location – Kass plateau, Satara, Maharashtra

 

Month – June 2010

 

Thanks in advance

 

manasi

IMG_1001.jpg
IMG_1002.jpg
IMG_1003.jpg

ajinkya gadave

unread,
Jul 20, 2010, 8:15:11 AM7/20/10
to manasikaran, indian...@googlegroups.com
manasikaran jee this is
Cryptocoryne spiralis

tanay bose

unread,
Jul 20, 2010, 8:37:09 AM7/20/10
to ajinkya gadave, manasikaran, indian...@googlegroups.com
Dear Mansi Ji and Ajinkya Ji,
Cryptocoryne spiralis is a completely submerged aquatic plant and hence I think the plant in the photo can't be the one.
But looks very close to Christisonia calcarata from
Orobanchaceae.
A different species of this genus is quite possible.

Regards
Tanay

--
Tanay Bose
+91(033) 25550676 (Resi)
9830439691(Mobile)


Pardeshi S.

unread,
Jul 20, 2010, 10:41:16 AM7/20/10
to efloraofindia
I agree with Tanay it looks like some root parasite a member of
Orobanchaceae.
the pics does not show any leaves. some Christisonia or Cistanche
sps??

Regards
Satish Pardeshi

On Jul 20, 5:37 pm, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Mansi Ji and Ajinkya Ji,
> *Cryptocoryne spiralis* is a completely submerged aquatic plant and hence I
> think the plant in the photo can't be the one.
> But looks very close to *Christison**ia calcarata* from Orobanchaceae.
> A different species of this genus is quite possible.
>
> Regards
> Tanay
>
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 5:45 PM, ajinkya gadave <ajinkyagad...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > manasikaran jee this is
> > Cryptocoryne spiralis
> > On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 2:43 PM, manasikaran <manasika...@gmail.com>

shrikant ingalhalikar

unread,
Jul 20, 2010, 1:27:29 PM7/20/10
to efloraofindia
Yes, this is Cryptocoryne; but funnily these are not the flowers. They
are dehised capsules mimicking flowers. The seeds are looking like
anthers. The fruits of the last season, ie October are buried in the
ground (Crypt). As they receive water in the first rain, the fruiting
peduncle rises above ground within a day and the fruit blooms like a
flower dispersing the seeds on the flowing water. This fooling is
unbelievable and the fun can not be described in words; it is to be
experienced by being at Kas in the first rain. Next time will be only
coming June!
>  IMG_1001.jpg
> 136KViewDownload
>
>  IMG_1002.jpg
> 121KViewDownload
>
>  IMG_1003.jpg
> 78KViewDownload

ajinkya gadave

unread,
Jul 20, 2010, 1:48:32 PM7/20/10
to shrikant ingalhalikar, efloraofindia
thank you shrikant jee
i am 100%sure about this Cryptocoryne
Crypt means underground tunnel and coryne means group = Cryptocoryne

Selvalakshmi Selvaraj

unread,
Jul 21, 2010, 1:04:51 AM7/21/10
to ajinkya gadave, shrikant ingalhalikar, efloraofindia


Thank you for the new information ji.


--
Selvalakshmi S.
Doctoral Scholar,
Bharathiar University,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Pardeshi S.

unread,
Jul 21, 2010, 1:39:05 AM7/21/10
to efloraofindia
Really fantastic..

Satish Pardeshi

On Jul 21, 10:04 am, Selvalakshmi Selvaraj <nevath...@gmail.com>
wrote:

manasikaran

unread,
Jul 22, 2010, 7:09:24 AM7/22/10
to Pardeshi S., efloraofindia
Hello Shrikant Sir,

Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful and interesting fact about the plant..

regards
manasi
Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages