have a nice time.
On Sep 9, 2:18 am, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com
> Nice catch of the lovely plant quite favorite of many butterflies
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 11:17 PM, Shantanu Bhattacharya <shnt...@gmail.com
> > Hi
> > taken these close up shots of the Rangoon Creeper (Quisqualis indica) few
> > minutes back...so show the gradual change of colour of petals from white to
> > pink.....
> > the combination of pink and white flowers is visible only at night.
> > At daytime all the petals will turn pink.
> > Origin of its scientific name: The seeds of this and related species, *Q.
> > fructus* and *Q. chinensis*, contain the chemical quisqualic acid, which
> > is an agonist for the AMPA receptor, a kind of glutamate receptor in the
> > brain. The chemical is linked to excitotoxicity (cell death)....
> > goodnight
> > Shantanu : )
> > Shantanu Bhattacharya.
> > Dept. of Biology.
> > Vivekananda Mission School (ICSE).
> > Joka. Kolkata.
> *Tanay Bose* B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc (Gold Medallist)
> Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant.
> Department of Botany.
> University of British Columbia .
> 3529-6270 University Blvd.
> Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 (Canada)
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