Garden plant for id 310111MK2

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Muthu Karthick

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Jan 31, 2011, 4:48:23 AM1/31/11
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Dear all,
Please help to id this garden plant taken at Bryants park, Kodaikanal.

Date/Time- 

06-11-2010 / 11:00 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GP

ca.2200asl; Kodaikanal, TN

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- 

Botanical garden

Plant Habit-

shrub

Height/Length- 

ca. 2 m

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 

c. 5 x 2 cm

Inflorescence Type/ Size- 

terminal; 

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 

ca. 5cm across

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 


Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- 


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Mayur Nandikar

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Jan 31, 2011, 5:03:35 AM1/31/11
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Hello
This is also look like some Alsroemeria
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Kolhapur.

Prashant awale

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Jan 31, 2011, 6:02:06 AM1/31/11
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Dear Muthu ji,
I think Azalea sp . (Ericaceae Family).
regards
Prashant

tanay bose

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Jan 31, 2011, 8:57:27 AM1/31/11
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This is Azalea as Prasant Ji said
tanay
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Sid

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Feb 1, 2011, 3:36:11 AM2/1/11
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Muthuji, This is Rhododendron pulchrum, native of China, commonly called Pink Azalea (Family: Ericaceae). The flowers show beautiful dark pink specks and the flower can be eaten, and it is slightly sour. 

check the following link for clarification :




Sid.

Muthu Karthick

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Feb 1, 2011, 4:25:40 AM2/1/11
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Thank you all for helping in identifying this plant.
This i got to found as Rhododendron indicum (L.) Sweet from http://tropicos.org/Name/50060753 and other websites.  Syn. of Rhododendron pulchrum. This shrub is native of East-asiatic regions. Am I right?

I hope Sidduji, might have saw this at Hong Kong.

Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 1, 2011, 4:50:42 AM2/1/11
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Muthu ji
You missed it partly According to Tripicos.org link indicated by you Rhododendron pulchrum is synonym of R. indicum var. pulchrum and not simply R. indicum.

According to Kew Plant list R. pulchrum (syn: R. indicum var. pulchrum) is an accepted name and not a synonym

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Muthu Karthick

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Feb 1, 2011, 5:07:20 AM2/1/11
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Thank you sir, for the nomenclature. 

Sid

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Feb 1, 2011, 7:40:13 PM2/1/11
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Yes Muthuji, this is the most beautiful and most common garden plant in Hong Kong.

Prashant awale

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Feb 2, 2011, 5:39:16 AM2/2/11
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Sharing two photographs of Azalea from Shillong.
regards
Prashant

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