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Memecylon umbellatum

Memecylon umbellatum
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-15
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D AF ED, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 86mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-29 9:43
Viewed: 6493
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot in the wilderness of Deccan Traps..........


Superregnum Eukarya
Regnum Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Myrtales
Genus: Memecylon
Species: Memecylon umbellatum


Memecylon umbellatum (Ironwood or अंजनी in Marathi) is a beautiful tree found generally on the hills and in the evergreen forest.

Indian Medicinal Plant "Anjani"
Oral administration of an alcoholic extract of the leaves of Memecylon umbellatum (dose 250 mg/kg) led to a significant lowering of serum glucose levels in normal and alloxan-induced-diabetic mice. Although the mechanism of action is unknown, the results indicate that M. umbellatum has potential as a source of oral hypoglycaemic agents.

Scientists have explored the possibility of its extract being used as a quick wound healer.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-05-29 10:07]

Hi Subash,this is a great scoop! I never seen nothing like that and these flowers are surely a wonderful beauty! Excellents colors and details,my best compliments,have a nice weekend,Luciano

hello Subhash

excellent photo of a high mountain wild plant,
fine POV, beautiful colour tones, fine focus
with excellent sharpness and details, TFS

p.s. i am OK, and happy to see you again on TN,
here is the last days we have alot of rain

Hi MF Subhash,
What a beautiful flwer whic i saw firstly thanks to you. Perfectly captured macro in all around.
TFS and cheers,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-29 13:11]

Hello Subhash,
This looks like an intricate piece of embroyderi instead of an inflorescence. Nevertheless you show an amazing collection of pink buds and blue flowers beautifully presented growing directly on this curved branch. Shows well against the neutral BG in a fine composition.
Thanks for postig this great contribution,
Best wishes,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-29 16:40]

Hi Subhash,

Another beauty I never would have seen if not for you. The blue flowers and pink/lavender buds are very pretty. This must be an amazing tree to see.


WOW! This is going to my own personal medicine folder here Dr.....It is a very important image and the information is valuable and without price!

THis is a very interesting shot!
Love the colours and the composition!
Cheers, Ranjan!

Bonjour Subhash,
Très intéressante publication avec cette agréable macro très fienement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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