Malvaceae week :: Firmiana colorata

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Dinesh Valke

Sep 8, 2011, 5:39:06 AM9/8/11
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Firmiana colorata (Roxb.) R.Br.
  • fer-mee-AY-nuh -- named for Joseph von Firmian, Imperial Governor of Lombardy
    kol-oh-RAY-tuh or kol-oh-RAH-tuh -- colored

Firmiana colorata
Apr 14, 2010 along Palghar Road in ghat section

commonly known as: bonfire tree, buttressed parasol tree, colored sterculia, Indian almond, scarlet sterculia • Assamese: jari-udal • Bengali: মূলা mula • Hindi: bodula, samari, walena • Kannada: ಬಿಳಿಸುಲಿಗೆ bilisulige • Konkani, in Goa: खोलथे kholthe • Malayalam: മലബരത്തി malabaraththi • Marathi: कौशी kaushi • Miri: kath-udal • Tamil: மலப்பருத்தி malapparutti

Native to: India, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka


Gurcharan Singh

Sep 8, 2011, 5:50:16 AM9/8/11
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Dinesh ji
I thought fruits and vegetables was our best monthly episode but seeing contributions, especially from you, Prashant ji and other members, this episode is becoming another very successful one. 

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089 

Dinesh Valke

Sep 8, 2011, 6:09:07 AM9/8/11
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Gurcharan ji ... just matter of how time becomes available for me. And of course depends on my collection to suit the week.

Fruits and Vegetables was almost the entire plant kingdom ... thus, any and all in my collection was a favourable post.
Again, this Malvaceae has one of the biggest shares ... to top it, few other families got within it.

Got some time at hand for some hours today ... and also have to compensate for my irregular attendance !!


Mohina Macker

Sep 8, 2011, 9:19:56 AM9/8/11
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Adding an image of fresh leaves to Dinesh's wonderful flower photographs
june, my place, alibaug
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