Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

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Wonder what is inside these pouches?!

Edited to add in the evening: My niece says this is 'Pitcher plant' (wikipedia) . They are basically insect eaters. I saw a few more insect eating plants here, in Kew gardens, London.

22 comments :

Harish said...

What are they exactly?

UmaS said...

Is this the shiva-linga poo, as a bud ???? Just guessing....

Looks beautiful...the color is so awesome !!! :)

Sandhya said...

Harish: I don't know anything about this, sorry! I saw this at the Kew Gardens, London...looks beautiful, isn't it?


UmaS: No, Shiva linga poo, as a bud doesn't look like this, Uma. Sorry, I don't know the name. I saw this in Kew gardens, London, looked beautiful and must have read the name also. Should have jotted down the name. Looks unique!

Roshmi Sinha said...

No clue! You tell me...

P.S. Methinks... must be the seeds of some plant

Swaram said...

Interesting click Sandhya :)

Destination Infinity said...

There are many more types of trees in this world than we think! Imagine what all we could find in the Amazon jungle! Maybe they are holding some kind of nectar, for the birds to drink?

Destination Infinity

Sandhya said...

Roshmi Sinha: Yes, they look like seeds to me too, but aren't they beautiful?


Swaram: Thanks, Swaram!


Destination Infinity: 'Maybe they are holding some kind of nectar, for the birds to drink?' Good imagination!

Varunavi said...

Beautiful....

Maybe they are some sort of fruits,maybe smitha can tell the name...

Ashwini Sriram said...

Pitcher plant maami!

radha said...

If it is a pitcher plant it would have some liquid and maybe remnants of insects. Nice picture. Have only read of it in my science text book.

sm said...

nice pic only heard about that

Sandhya said...

Varunavi: My niece Ashwini recognised it, it is pitcher flower! Honey is inside the pouch to attract insects - they are insect eaters! Wikipedia shows the cross sections too!


Ashwini: Thank you Ashwini!


Radha: Wikipedia says so! It shows the cross section too!

I too love the colourful design!


sm: I had read about it in school books but I didn't remember anything about it when I saw it! After seeing the cross section in wikipedia, I remembered...I had that picture in my books!

Deepti said...

Plants as insect-eaters! Interesting! Nice click too, sandhya :)

deepsspeakingup said...

The previous comment was from me, Sandhya, in case you're wondering :)

R. Ramesh said...

pitcher flowr? easy to mistake it for something else..:) how r u boss? ingu ellam sugam...angu ellam sugama? :)

Bikramjit said...

Beautiful .. Good you wrote what they were i did not know and could not have known ..
Thank you.

Lovely picture.

Bikram's

Sandhya said...

Deepti: I saw some more flowers in this category at Kew Gardens - insect eating flowers!

I wonder if I would have recognised you as deepsspeakingup!


Ramesh: Ingu yellarum sugame, Ramesh! Thank you!


Bikram: Thank you, Bikram!

kavita said...

Interesting ! These are found in some part of North East of India too but i have never seen one before .
Good Morning Sandhya :)

Shail said...

They do look unique. I read up on them on Wiki. Thanks for sharing! :)

Destination Infinity said...

When you are commenting on my blog (and even some others), there is a spelling mistake in the URL - So, when we click your name there, its not redirecting properly - Do check this.

Destination Infinity

kanagu said...

thanks for sharing.. :) this is the first time I am seeing insect eating plants other than in text books...

Sandhya said...

Kavita: I remember seeing some insect eating plants in Bangalore but not this beautiful, Kavita!


Shail: They are interesting, right?


Destination Infinity: Done, thank you, DI!


Kanagu: Interesting, isn't it?

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