|Copyright: Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer)
|Date Taken: 2010-09-20|
|Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT|
|Exposure: f/3.3, 1/40 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-07-08 8:37|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Jangli Bhendi : Dont think this flower has been presented earlier on TN.|
Came across this endemic flower during a post monsoon trek in the Western Ghats of India.
Reference: Flowers of India
Common name: Cher (Marathi), Kadve bende (Kannada), Jangli-bhendi (Hindi)
Botanical name: Erinocarpus nimmonii Family: Tiliaceae (Phalsa family)
Synonyms: Erinocarpus nimmoanus
A tree with big yellow flowers. Large alternate leaves are irregularly lobed. Fruit is eaten, and is an important famine food. Flowers have 5 large spoon-shaped petals, which are narrow at the base. A dense spreading mass of stamens emerges from the center. Flowers are 5-7 cm across, occuring in lax panicles occuring at the end of branches. Fruit 4-5 cm, 3 winged, heart shaped, covered with long stiff prickles.
Endemic to: India (restricted to States of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka)
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- amruta (36)
- [2011-07-08 23:45]
Nicely captured of this Jangali Bhendi...
Colors & sharpness good,
Very nice and strong composition here, on having a closer look the centre of the flower is sharp, now at f3.3 you can not expect too much depth, therefore the bright yellow petals have a fall off of sharpness, so if you ramp up your aperture to say f8 you should be OK Hmmm..., nevertheless a pleasing picture,