'Fruits of Glory'

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Neil Soares

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30-Jan-2011, 12:10:37 pm30/01/11
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Hi,

   Was at my farm at Shahapur today with my friend Jayesh Timbadia.  Photographed dehisced capsules of Glory Lily [Gloriosa superba] which had escaped frugivorous birds as they were hidden in a thicket.

   Sending a few photographs.

                          With regards,

                            Neil Soares.


Gloriosa superba [Glory Lily].jpg
Gloriosa superba - intact capsule.jpg
Gloriosa superba - dehisced capsule.jpg
Gloriosa superba - unravelled.jpg
Gloriosa surerba seeds.jpg
Close-up of Gloriosa surerba seeds.jpg

tanay bose

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30-Jan-2011, 12:19:19 pm30/01/11
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thanks Neil ji
I never got an opportunity to see the fruits of Glory lily
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Padmini Raghavan

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30-Jan-2011, 1:19:28 pm30/01/11
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First time I too am seeing the seeds. I saw the flowers growing in the forests of Ghodbunder in the early 1950s and have seen planty in Tamil Nadu ( after all it is our State Flower) but have not noted the fruit or seeds.
Thanks,
Padmini Raghavan.

Mahadeswara

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30-Jan-2011, 11:46:13 pm30/01/11
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Those who are in Chennai may see plenty of these plants with flowers
and fruits along the coastline scrub jungle (Mahabalipuram road). I
have seen many times.

On Jan 30, 11:19 pm, Padmini Raghavan <padi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> First time I too am seeing the seeds. I saw the flowers growing in the
> forests of Ghodbunder in the early 1950s and have seen planty in Tamil Nadu
> ( after all it is our State Flower) but have not noted the fruit or seeds.
> Thanks,
> Padmini Raghavan.
>

Muthu Karthick

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31-Jan-2011, 12:43:17 am31/01/11
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Yes this plant is abundant in TN and now it entered cultivation for the medicinal and export value of its tubers, fruits, seeds.
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Vijayasankar

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31-Jan-2011, 8:16:16 pm31/01/11
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This is really a rare picture! Its difficult to see mature seeds in wild plants. Thanks Neil ji, for sharing.
 
Regards 
 
Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi
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