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


Tender leaves on a mango tree before it flowers.

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Gulmohar: A beauty from Chennai


Anonymous said...

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


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.


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.