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Copyright: mohandas pazhambalakode (mohandas) (23)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-20
Exposure: f/19, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-02 4:49
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Plebophyllum kunthiyannum (old name Strobilanthus kunthiyannum)

These bluish violet flowers locally known as Neela kurinji ( neela means blue ) have a specialty. It blooms once in every 12 years! These plants are common in the Western ghats , especially in Munnar hills, Kerala. In September 2006 the plants are flowered. Lots of Photographers & Botanists from all over the world visited the area. To protect these plants, Govt. of Kerala classified this area as a Wild life Sanctury.
There are 14 varieties in Kurinji family. Some flowers in every 2years; some in every 7 years; some in every 18 years! Only the NEELAKKURINJI variety flowers once in every 12 year & keep regularity.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-05-02 5:53]

Hi Mohandas,
Nice to see the flower as I know the importance of this flower. We studied about this flower during our school days. Tks for your detailed note. Tks once again for sharing. Ganesh

good composition and intense colours!!!
this flowers need you and you were clever in that moment!
good job and thanks for the explanation!

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