Flora Picture of the year- 2009- Roozbeh Gazdar

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roozbeh gazdar

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Jan 12, 2010, 12:58:00 PM1/12/10
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Dear Gargji and members,
 
I am posting 3 pics for 2009 flora pics.
 
1) Orchid from Darjeeling: This was photographed during a trip to Darjeeling in October 2007. At the time these beautiful flowers were growing quite abundantly on their tree hosts and presented a delightful scene. I believe the id is Pleione praecox.
 
2) Karvy: These famous karvy (Strobilanthes callosus) flowers were photographed during the seven-yearly mass blooming of the plant in Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai.
 
3) Cobra lily: This cobra lily (Arisaema sp. -- probably Arisaema propinquum) was photographed in Chopta, Uttarakhand, in May 2009. The shape truly looked like a cobra with hood raised flicking its tail. I have tried to take the picture from an angle where this form appeared most apparent. 
 
PS: In case of incorrect ids (orchid and cobra lily), I hope our expert members will provide correct ids.

Regards
 
Roozbeh Gazdar

Darjeeling pink orchid.jpg
Karvy.jpg
Cobra lily.jpg

Dr. Pankaj Kumar

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Jan 12, 2010, 1:06:39 PM1/12/10
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Yes the first plant does look like Pleione praecox to me.
But according to guidelines you are supposed to post pictures of
different plants separately in three different posts.

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Pankaj

roozbeh gazdar

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Jan 12, 2010, 2:01:25 PM1/12/10
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Dear Dr Pankaj Kumar ji,
 
Thank you for responding.
 
I am sorry about the lapse in posting - will be more careful in future.
 
Regards
 
Roozbeh Gazdar

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Sep 29, 2010, 12:50:21 AM9/29/10
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Further feedback from Pankaj ji:
"My apologies for the wrong id.
Sender: Roozbeh Gazdar
Date: 12.01.2010
Determinative:
Name: Pleione maculata (Lindl.) Lindl. & Paxton, Paxton's Fl. Gard. 2: 5 (1851).
Family: Orchidaceae
Distribution: China, Assam, Eastern Himalaya, Nepal, Laos, Myanmar,
Thailand, Vietnam
Current Location: Darjeeling"


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Sep 29, 2010, 4:39:08 AM9/29/10
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A feedback:
"Thank you Pankaj ji for correcting the id.
 
Could you explain how a definitve id can be done (i mean on the basis of a photo as in this case)?
 
Regards,
 
Roozbeh"

Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 29, 2010, 4:57:53 AM9/29/10
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Dear Sir,
There are only 6 species of Pleione in India and one detailed study of
the floral structure I could make out the correct species. If you look
at the labellum, P. saxicola is the only species among the 6 of India
which has smooth margin and such dark pink colour.
I am sorry for incorrect id before. I think I had overlooked....
Regards
Pankaj

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roozbeh gazdar

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Sep 30, 2010, 1:17:55 AM9/30/10
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Thank you Pankaj ji,
 
Your explanation clarifies my confusion.
 
Regards,
 
Roozbeh

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