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Friday, February 25, 2011

Amarbel or Cuscuta reflexa on Bougainvillea - through lens


Botanical name: Cuscuta reflexa    Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Common name:
English; Giant Dodder, Hindi: Amar bel , Akashbel • Manipuri: Uri sanamacha • Oriya: Kolanirmuli • Tamil: Kodiyagundal • Bengali: Swarna lata • Telugu: Sitamma pogunalu • Marathi:Nirmali • Assamese: Amarlati • Malayalam: Akasavalli 

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Bougainvillea is a genus of flowering plants native to South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina). Different authors accept between four and 18 species in the genus. The plant was classified by Europeans in Brazil in 1768, by Philibert Commercon, a French Botanist accompanying French Naval Admiral and explorer Louis Antoine Bougainville during his voyage of circumnavigation. 

Key Words : Bougainvillea,     Cuscuta reflexa, Convolvulaceae, dodder, South America,Philbert Commercon

After one month

Growth and development of Cuscuta reflexa on the same plant
[Images from different angles]