Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Photos: Flora along Chennai streets

Chenbakom against the backdrop of a coconut palm.

Pala flower

(Ezhilam Pala (Alstonia scholaris) ?


African tulip


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Tender leaves on a mango tree before it flowers.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sir, is the photo labeled 'Pala'not a chembakam flower?

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Nice pictures - the streets of Chennai do have trees that bloom beautifully in this period.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Anonymous, you have raised a pertinent question. I was not sure whether it is 'pala tree', and that is why a question mark was put on the caption.
I thought that it is 'pala' because of the whorl which has around seven leaves.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Raji, I am beginning to discover how beautiful some of the Chennai avenues can be during summer.

Jothish said...

I had previously posted comments as 'anonymous'.
I am not an expert on this subject, but think that the name 'Ehilam Pala' refers to the configuration of its leaves, not the flowers. Found these two links.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alstonia_scholaris
http://www.keralaayurvedics.com/herbs-plants/trees/ezhilam-pala-alstonia-scholaris-trees-of-india.html

Have been always enjoying your posts.

Country Flora@Chennai said...

Flowers show our love and feelings. The aroma of flowers is liked and admired by everyone.