Acanthaceae Week: Crossandra infundibuliform from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jun 8, 2011, 5:38:27 AM6/8/11
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Crossandra infundibuliformis (L.) Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 98 1832.
syn: Justicia infundibuliformis L.; Ruellia infundibuliformis (L.) Andrews; Crossandra nutans Wight ex Nees; Crossandra undulifolia Salisb.

evergreen shrub with ovate to lanceolate 5-10 cm long leaves, undulate; flowers in terminal up to 15 cm long spike, corolla bright orange with narrow 2.5 cm long tube, limb 4 cm across.
Native of South India and Sri Lanka, often cultivated in Delhi as hedge.
Photographed from Vikas Puri, New Delhi

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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
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Na Bha

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Jun 8, 2011, 8:18:04 AM6/8/11
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Aboli in Marathi, very common in Maharashtra

mani nair

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Jun 9, 2011, 4:42:43 AM6/9/11
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Gurcharan ji, beautiful flowers.  In Maharashtra and South India, people make garland out of these flowers.

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Mani.

Mahadeswara

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Jun 9, 2011, 6:53:48 AM6/9/11
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Common name 'kanakambara' in kannada and 'kanakambaram' in Tamil.This
is a very common plant in South India. Most of the houses in Mysore
and elsewhere in South India have this in their garden. Flowers are
also sold in the market.

On Jun 8, 2:38 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> *Crossandra infundibuliformis* (L.) Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 98 1832.
> syn: *Justicia* *infundibuliformis* L.; *Ruellia* *infundibuliformis* (L.)
> Andrews; *Crossandra* *nutans* Wight ex Nees; *Crossandra* *undulifolia*
> Salisb.
>
> evergreen shrub with ovate to lanceolate 5-10 cm long leaves, undulate;
> flowers in terminal up to 15 cm long spike, corolla bright orange with
> narrow 2.5 cm long tube, limb 4 cm across.
> Native of South India and Sri Lanka, often cultivated in Delhi as hedge.
> Photographed from Vikas Puri, New Delhi
>
> --
> 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: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
>
>  Crossandra-infundibuliformis-AK-Delhi-2.jpg
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>  Crossandra-infundibuliformis-AK-Delhi-3.jpg
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>  Crossandra-infundibuliformis-Delhi-1.jpg
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