Fw: First time sighting of bloom of Whipcord Cobra Lily on BNHS Reserve

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Isaac Kehimkar

Jul 19, 2009, 1:42:43 PM7/19/09

--- On Sun, 19/7/09, Shubhalaxmi Vaylure <vshubh...@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Shubhalaxmi Vaylure <vshubh...@gmail.com>
Subject: First time sighting of bloom of Whipcord Cobra Lily on BNHS Reserve
To: bnhsvol...@yahoogroups.co.in, mumbaina...@yahoogroups.com
Cc: "Isaac Kehimkar" <isaack...@yahoo.co.in>
Date: Sunday, 19 July, 2009, 7:45 PM

Dear Friends,
I am thrilled to inform you all that for first time the Whipcord Cobra Lily, Arisaema tortuosum (?) was seen blooming on BNHS Reserve. I had been chasing the blooming of this plant for over a decade but never witnessed its bloom. It is a foodplant of a hawkmoth, Theretra castanea. Enjoy the picture and if you want to see this flower, walk on the tar road outside CEC, reach to the bamboo clump and look out for this dainty plant in the opposite patch.
Dr. V.Shubhalaxmi
Centre Manager (Fulbright Fellow 2003, Hubert Humphrey Fellow 2009-2010)
Bombay Natural History Society
Conservation Education Centre
Near Filmcity, Goregaon (East),
Mumbai- 400065.
Maharashtra, India.

Tel: 91-22-28402946/28421174


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Rajesh Sachdev

Jul 20, 2009, 1:16:08 AM7/20/09
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Thanks Isac/Shuba, it is indeed a very good news, can't wait to see it, shall visit the CEC tomorrow.

2009/7/19 Isaac Kehimkar <isaack...@yahoo.co.in>
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