Monthly Archives: May 2015

Plants and Flowers of Pune and India Butterfly Pea Clitoria Ternatea

Clitoria ternatea, common names including butterfly pea, blue pea, Cordofan pea and Asian pigeonwings, is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family.  It is a perennial herbaceous plant.As a legume, its roots form a symbiotic association with soil bacteria … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of Pune and India Plumbago Zeylinica Chitrak

Plumbago zeylanica, commonly known as Ceylon Leadwort or Doctorbush, is a species of plumbago with a pantropical distribution.  The species include herbaceous plants and shrubs growing to 0.5–2 m (1.6–6.6 ft) tall.  Plumbago blooms all year long.  The flower calyx … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune periwinkle Sadafuli

Catharanthus roseus, commonly known as the Madagascar periwinkle or rosy periwinkle, is a species of Catharanthus native and endemic to Madagascar. Other English names occasionally used include Vinca, Cape periwinkle, rose periwinkle, rosy periwinkle, and “old-maid”. It was formerly classified … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune

Mandevilla species are native to the Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Many originate from the Serra dos Órgãos forests in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a … Continue reading

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Monkeys seen in Mahabaleshwar Bonnet Macaque

Bonnet Macaque monkeys are one of the monkeys seen in Mahabaleshwar India. A recent study carried out in India suggests that there is drastic decline in the population of bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) monkeys. It was observed that the monkey … Continue reading

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Monkeys of India and Mahabaleshwar Bonnet Macaque Macaca Radiata

The bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) is a macaque endemic to southern India.  Its distribution is limited by the Indian Ocean on three sides and the Godavari and Tapti Rivers. This Old World monkey is a diurnal animal. It has cheek pouches … Continue reading

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