Colour change in Rangoon creeper

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Shantanu Bhattacharya

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Sep 8, 2010, 1:47:22 PM9/8/10
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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.
 
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tanay bose

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Sep 8, 2010, 5:18:04 PM9/8/10
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Nice catch of the lovely plant quite favorite of many butterflies
Tanay

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Shantanu

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Sep 9, 2010, 11:19:03 AM9/9/10
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Thanks Tanay...
have a nice time.

Shantanu :)

On Sep 9, 2:18 am, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Nice catch of the lovely plant quite favorite of many butterflies
> Tanay
>
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 11:17 PM, Shantanu Bhattacharya <shnt...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > 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)
> Phone: 778-323-4036 (Mobile)
>             604-822-2019 (Lab)
> ta...@interchange.ubc.ca- Hide quoted text -
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