Commelinales & Zingiberales Week: Bird-of-paradise

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mani nair

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Feb 7, 2011, 11:41:24 PM2/7/11
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Dear friends,

Sending photos of Bird-of-paradise flower.


Common name : Bird-of-paradise
Botanical name :Strelitzia reginae  
Place               : Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Date                 : 5.2.2011

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Mani.
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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 7, 2011, 11:57:42 PM2/7/11
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Here are  mine from Delhi and California where it is  very commonly grown


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Na Bha

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Feb 8, 2011, 6:08:33 AM2/8/11
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The Bird of Paradise is the national flower of Madeira.
It grows everywhere in Madeira. I saw them even along the treck-paths and along the levandas, the human made water canals.  But when I visited Madeira, I made slides. no digital fotos.
 
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Nalini

Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 8, 2011, 6:56:14 AM2/8/11
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After seeing more photographs I am inclined to think that although my Californian plant is clearly Strelitzia reginae (the boat shaped structure formed by two lateral petals is clear), my two photographs from Delhi, probably don't belong here. They may be some species of Heliconia.
   I will be uploading them separately


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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: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 
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