Desert Hyacinth, Bhui nala (भुईनाला)

Desert Hyacinth, Bhui nala (भुईनाला)

Scientific Name : Cistanche tubulosa Family : Orobanchaceae Common Name : Desert Hyacinth, Bhui nala (भुईनाला) Description: It is a leafless, perennial parasitic plant which is normally found in deserts. As the plant has no chlorophyll it depends upon host plants for its needs of water and nutrients. Only inflorescence of the plant remains above the ground. Seeds are tiny and numerous. Pollination is done mostly...

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Deepmaal

Deepmaal

Scientific Name : Leonotis nepetifolia Family : Lamiaceae Common Name : Deepmaal, दीपमाळ Description: A tall annual shrub with globular flowering heads, which look like temple oil lamp poles. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Colvill’s Glory

Colvill’s Glory

Scientific Name : Colvillea racemosa Family : Leguminosae (Caesalpiniaceae) Common Name : Colvill’s Glory Description: A medium size tree with feathery, bipinnate leaves, resembling that of Gulmohur. It is native to Madagascar. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Acacia tortilis, Umbrella thorn, Israeli Babool

Acacia tortilis,  Umbrella thorn, Israeli Babool

Scientific Name : Acacia tortilis Family : (Legumonosae) Mimosaseae Common Name : Acacia tortilis, Umbrella thorn, Israeli Babool Description: Syn: Vachellia tortilis. A medium size tree which is extremely drought resistant. Also capable of withstanding alkaline soils. It is native to Africa, particularly to Sudan. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Shoefly plant, Apple of Peru, Apple of Sodom, Peruvian bluebell

Shoefly plant, Apple of Peru, Apple of Sodom, Peruvian bluebell

Scientific Name : Nicandra physalodes Family : Solanaceae Common Name : Shoefly plant, Apple of Peru, Apple of Sodom, Peruvian bluebell Description: It is a small annual shrub with attractive flowers. It can be an invasive weed. Suitable as a pot plant. It is native to South America; but is found in many other tropical countries. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Bukhar jadi, Bhui gend, Bhui tearada

Bukhar jadi, Bhui gend, Bhui tearada

Scientific Name : Lepidagathis cristata Family : Acanthaceae Common Name : Bukhar jadi, Bhui gend, Bhui tearada Description: A small ground clinging plant that forms a ball-like shape. It is a drought resistant plant. Native to India. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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