Siam Tulip

Siam Tulip

Scientific Name : Curcuma alismatifolia Family : Zingiberaceae Common Name : Siam Tulip Description: A herb with rhizomes. Inflorescence is borne on a tall stalk, emerging from ground. Flowers are used as vegetable. Plant remains dormant in winter and early summer. Native of South Asia. Propagation : Division Longevity...

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Tonkin jasmine, Pakalana vine, Tonkinese creeper, Marble leaf

Tonkin jasmine, Pakalana vine, Tonkinese creeper, Marble leaf

Scientific Name : Telosma cordata Family : Asclepiadaceae Common Name : Tonkin jasmine, Pakalana vine, Tonkinese creeper, Marble leaf Description: Telosma cordata is commonly known as Tonkin jasmine, Pakalana vine and Tonkinese creeper. I have named it as Marble-leaf climber. The leaves are very attractive with dark green, light green and white colours, having interesting marbled effect. The climber has yellow flowers and...

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Ginger lily, सोनटक्का

Ginger lily, सोनटक्का

Scientific Name : Hedychium coronarium Family : Zingiberaceae Common Name : Ginger lily, Sontakka, सोनटक्का Description: This plant spreads its rhizomes sideways and multiplies easily. A stalk above the ground bears the leaves and on its terminal part flowers grow in a cluster. The flowers are highly scented. Flowers bloom in the evening. Occasionally fruit is formed but it is not very common. In drought...

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Sontakka, Sugandhi

Sontakka, Sugandhi

Scientific Name : Hedychium coronarium Family : Zingiberaceae Common Name : Sontakka, Sugandhi Description: This plant spreads its rhizomes sideways and multiplies easily. A stalk above the ground bears the leaves and on its terminal part flowers grow in a cluster. Propagation : Division Longevity...

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CHAVYA KATTUMULAKU, KATTUKURUMULAKU, Wild pepper

CHAVYA KATTUMULAKU, KATTUKURUMULAKU, Wild pepper

Scientific Name : Piper trioicum Family : Piperaceae Common Name : CHAVYA KATTUMULAKU, KATTUKURUMULAKU, Wild pepper Description: Syn: Piper attenuatum. A climber with aerial roots which clings to tree trunks. It is many medicinal uses. Native to India. Identified and all images by: Ajayan Sadanandan Propagation : Seeds, stem cuttings Longevity...

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