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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Kurinji? Yes, But...

This is in continuation of the previous post here, reporting on a suspected sighting of the 'Kurinji' in bloom at Kate's Point, Mahabaleshwar.

Here is a slightly edited copy-paste of a mail from Shrikant Ingalhalikar, author of 'Flowers of Sahyadri', clarifying some of the issues therein:
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Dear Nandakumar

The Strobilanthus you found at Kates Pt. is Reticulatus, now named as Nilgirianthus Reticulatus (it was not Strobilanthus Sessilis). The gregarious flowering of all Stobilanthus species occurs usually once in 7 to 12 years - the year CANNOT be accurately predicted but the month of flowering is October. As exception, A FEW plants flower EVERY YEAR. The next (collective) flowering is likely in 2007.

Regards,
Shrikant Ingalhalikar
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