Monday, November 30, 2015


Magnolia is a genus of the plant Family Magnoliaceae. This large genus has been subjected to various classification studies with the result that two levels between genus and species are erected. These are sub-genus and section.

One Magnolia plant, commonly called egg magnolia has been given different scientific names, which  are spread across the sub-genus and sections.  These are Michelia pumila, Talauma pumila, Talauma candollei, and Magnolia liliifera.

Recent attempts in the resolve classification ambiguity of Magnolia, have resorted to the use of molecular method.  A berief description can be obtained from this article:

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Costus erythrophyllus

Costus erythrophyllus (Family Costaceae) is an ornamental plant that grows well in pots or on the ground. The plant is considerably shorter than other Costus species. The leaf blades are wider. The underside of the leaves have strong purple colour.

The inflorescent is reddish and the flower petals are white with reddish patches.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Adiantum trapeziforme

Adiantum trapeziforme is a fern species from the family Pteridaceae. Leaves are bipinnate compound leaves. Leaflets are rhomboid is shape and  alternately arranged on rachis, which are in turn, alternately arranged on a main rachis.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Liliaceae plant

This commercialised Lilliaceae plant has the look of Lilium hybrid. This hybrid has good smell. The flowers last a few days. But the presence of flowers and buds of different stages of development allows the cut flowers bunch to continue flowering for more than a week. 

Superior ovary characteristic of Liliaceae plants