Photographed at my farm at Shahapur on Sunday. Oroxylum indicum [Tetu, Ullu] also called the ‘Indian Trumpet Flower’ or ‘The Sword of Damocles’, though endangered is fairly common here. A few years ago [in July ‘06] with the onset of the monsoons had witnessed seeds germinating en masse on the ground as they lay in their dehisced pod. Unfortunately had not captured the images then.
Sending a few photographs.
The post also didn't show in my inbox. Will send it to you separately. About the endangered bit, have read it somewhere, but haven't been able to figure out how it could be so as it is fairly prevelant in and around Bombay.
--- On Tue, 5/18/10, Kenneth Greby <fst...@yahoo.com> wrote: