Naregamia alata

Scientific Name: Naregamia alataEnglish Name: Goanese ipecac, goanese ipecacuanhMalayalam Name: Nilanarakam(നിലനാരകം)Location of the plant: EravimangalamConservation status: EndangeredGeneral features: Woody undershrub with shiny leaves. Leaves are alternate which are divided into three leaflets with winged petioles. The flower is bisexual with 5 white [...]

By |2022-08-10T05:32:17+05:30October 14, 2021|Illustration-competition|

Rhynchoglossum notonianum

Scientific name: Rhynchoglossum notonianumFamily: GesneriaceaeEnglish name: Desert Rose, Impala lilyLocation: Native to the Sahel regions, south of the Sahara (from Mauritania and Senegal to Sudan), and tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and Arabia.Conservation status: critically endangeredGeneral Features:It is an evergreen [...]

By |2022-08-10T05:30:43+05:30October 14, 2021|Illustration-competition|

Memecylon umbellatum

Scientific name: Memecylon umbellatum English name: Ironwood Malayalam name : കായാമ്പൂ / കാശാവ് Location of the plant: Chooral, Kannur Conservation status: Not evaluated Memecylon umbellatum commonly known as ironwood is a large evergreen shrub. It's commonly present in habitats like [...]

By |2021-10-13T17:45:46+05:30October 13, 2021|Illustration-competition|

Clerodendrum infortunatum

Scientific Name: Clerodendrum infortunatumEnglish Name: Bhat or Hill Glory BowerMalayalam: വട്ടപ്പെരുക്Family: LamiaceaeLocation: Ambalavayal, Wayanad , KeralaConservation status: Not evaluated (IUCN).General Features: A large, tawny-villous shrub, up to 3m. Leaves are simple, opposite; both surfaces are sparsely villous-pubescent. Inflorescence in a terminal, [...]

By |2021-10-13T13:59:13+05:30October 13, 2021|Illustration-competition|

Rivina humilis

Name: Rivina humilisEnglish name: BloodberryMalayalam name: ManithakkaliLocation: Vettilappara, AreekodeConservation status: G5GENERAL FEATURESHabit: Perennial herbHabitat: Forest margins, thickets, disturbed areasDistinguishing features:• Stem is grooved and glabrous• Leaves are simple, alternate, entire with a wavy margin• Leaf lamina supported by a long slender [...]

By |2021-09-27T05:51:37+05:30September 27, 2021|Illustration-competition|

Centella asiatica

Centella asiaticaIndian pennywortമുത്തിൾVadakaraLeast concernIndigenous to Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia. Grows in swampy areas but can cultivate in the soil as long as they are watered regularly.Stems are slender, creeping stolons, leaves are borne on pericardial petioles. Flowers are white, born in [...]

By |2021-09-27T05:46:33+05:30September 27, 2021|Illustration-competition|

Neuropeltis malabarica

 Text and Illustration: Drisya V. V.Scientific Name: Neuropeltis malabarica Ooststr.Family: ConvolvulaceaeMalayalam Name: PattilavalliLocation of the plant: MadayipparaEndemism: Endemic to southern western ghats (Kerala).Habit: Woody climberDescription: Large woody climbers; stem lenticellate; young branches brown tomentose, terete, later glabrous with warty tubercles. Leaves [...]

By |2021-10-13T13:15:40+05:30June 8, 2021|Illustration-competition|

Curcuma aromatica

 Scientific name: Curcuma aromaticaEnglish name: Wild turmeric Cochin turmericMalayalam name: KasturimanjalLocation: Vellarakkad ThrissurConservation status: Threatened as per IUCN Red ListHabit: Perennial herbHabitat: TerrestrialFeatures: Monocotyledonous with pseudostem., Rhizome underground aromatic with orange-yellow inside., Inflorescence spike with purple crown and yellowish-green bracts., Flower brownish [...]

By |2021-10-13T13:17:52+05:30June 8, 2021|Illustration-competition|
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