Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hiptage Benghalensis Malpighiaceae


I had seen this vine during most of my visits to Botanical Garden. Some how I paid attention to this climber today.
Hiptage (Hiptage benghalensis) is a climbing vine or vine-like shrub that bears clusters of fringed white and yellow flowers. Its leathery leaves occur in pairs (opposite each other on the stem), and it produces winged fruits which are spread by wind. Hiptage grows in dense thickets, smothering other plants. Hiptage benghalensis is native to India, south China, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Text source: http://www.hear.org/species/hiptage_benghalensis/

Some of the curves and loops reminds me of Lissajous diagrams I learnt in III year engineering..

A study states that this plant has insecticidal and repellent properties. To read about it visit this site- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22565399

A closer look at the vines.

 
These woody vines can climb to 30 m. More info at http://herbarium.lsa.umich.edu/malpigh//CarClade/Hiptage/Hip1.html

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ganesha Habba 2012


Haliyal Naka
KCD Circle
Hindi Prachar Sabha
Yemmikari, Malmaddi 
Laxmi Circle
Sangam Circle
Line Bazar
Tikare Road
Kalal Oni 
Shivanandnagar
Toll Naka
Tejaswininagar 
Saraswatpur
Jayanagar
KUD Circle
Saptapur Bavi
Allikeri Chawl
Koppadkeri
Gulganjikoppa
Shivabasavanagar, Gulganjikoppa
Rajnagar, Gulganjikoppa
Malapur
Kamalapur
Hosur Oni, Kamalapur
Hiremath Oni, Kamalapur
Hosa Kubhar Oni, Kamalapur
Narayanpur-Kamalapur
Maratha Colony
Hebballi Agasi
Gandhi Chowk
Hale Taluq Kacheri
Raviwarpet
Bhus Galli
Daroga Oni
Subash Road
Super Market
Kamankatti
Shukrawarpet, Hosayellapur
Hosayellapur Circle
Dhyammavana Gudi Oni, Hosayellapur
Hosayellapur Naka
Corporation Circle
Qila
Durgadevi Gudi
Samudhaya Bhavan, Kelgeri
Dhyamavvana Gudi Oni, Kelgeri
Madara Oni, Kelgeri
Sai Baba Temple
Vidyanandnagar
Channabasaveswara Nagar
Shivgiri
These pictures were shot on September 21st, 22nd and 23rd and posted in chronological order.

Links to previous year's Ganesha:
Ganesha Habba 2011
Ganesha Habba 2010
Ganesha Idols 2009

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