8th Jan 2012
sharing images of Plumbago zeylanica growing wild outside a closed bungalow at Pune
Flowers are white, in terminal elongated spikes. Calyx densely covered with stalked, sticky glands. The calyx has glandular trichomes (hairs), which secrete a sticky mucilage that is capable of trapping and killing insects; it is unclear what the purpose of these trichomes is; protection from pollination by way of "crawlers" (ants and other insects that typically do not transfer pollen between individual plants), or possible protocarnivory. Glandular trichomes structurally resemble the tentacles of Drosera and Drosophyllum. Capsules are oblong contained in a glandular persisitent calyx
Very nice and clear pics, Thanks Madhuri Ji
Dr Bhagyashri Ranade / Madhuri Raut,Would you object to revealing and acknowledging the true sources from where you have copied this information and signed with your own name?This negligence on your part is particularly unjustifiable in light of what you have pledged just a couple of days earlier. On the 26th of Jan., 2012, you wrote: "I will surely cite all the references for the information I write in my future posts".There is nothing in this information that is authored by Dr B. Ranade / Madhuri Raut. In fact, the bulk of the data in her message has been copied verbatim et literatim from Wikipedia. And the Wikipedia contributors have indeed footnoted the data with due acknowledgment of the references.