Mal Karvi (Pleocaulus ritchiei )

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Adesh Shivkar

Sep 24, 2008, 7:05:58 AM9/24/08
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Place: Kass Plateau, Approx. 20 kms north of Satara, Maharashtra.
Location of flower / plant: On Plateau at high elevations

Date: 21st Sep'08

Equipment: Canon 40 D Camera + Tamron 90 mm macro lens

Species: Pleocaulus ritchiei
Synonyms: Strobilanthes sessilis, Strobilanthes sessilis var. ritchiei

Local name (Marathi) : Topli Karvi or Mal Karvi

Notes: Though it is mentioned that this species flowers after every 7 years, We have seen this mass flowering on Kaas Plateau, Satara for 2 consecutive years in 2007 and 2008.

Warm Regards,
Adesh Shivkar

Karvi Carpet (2008).jpg
Karvi Flower.jpg
Bouquet from Kaas.jpg

J.M. Garg

Sep 24, 2008, 1:34:38 PM9/24/08
to Adesh Shivkar,
Lovely shots, Adesh ji.
From Indiantreepix Database:
Pleocaulus ritchiei (syn. Strobilanthes sessilis, S. sessilis var. ritchiei) Acanthaceae Mal Karvy, topli karvi  at Kas plateau, Satara district in Sep '07. Mal Karvy Topli Karvi - indiantreepix | Google Groups

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