Aside
Entranced by Namdapha – The Flora

Namdapha being a rain forest, has tall trees and all the four flora layers, characteristic of this forest type. What was unexpected were the Banana plants everywhere, which the locals claimed were wild and not cultivated. Flowers – Even though the place was buzzing with Butterflies, I did not see a great variety of wild flowers, perhaps my eyes were too busy seeking other creatures and avoiding the leeches which were in abundance. But the interesting flora that I did notice and manage to click are all here.
Flower, Namdapha

Flower, Namdapha – covered with dewdrops sparkling in the sun!

Purple Colored Flower, Namdapha

Flower, Namdapha

Plant with interesting leaves

Plant with interestingly patterened leaves – White on Green

Another plant with unique leaves at Namdapha

Another plant with unique leaves!

Mussaenda Glabrata or Dhobi's kerchief

Mussaenda Glabrata or Dhobi’s kerchief – Although the shrub flowers during mid- monsoon and early winter, the white bracts may be seen on the plant throughout the year.

Flora, Namdapha

Flora, Namdapha

Balsamina Flower, Namdapha

Balsamina Flower, Namdapha

Epiphyte on a Tree Trunk

Epiphyte on a Tree Trunk

Flower, Namdapha

Flower, Namdapha

Tree, Namdapha

Tree, Namdapha – with branches fanned out like an umbrella

Tree, Namdapha

Tree, Namdapha

Tree, Namdapha

Tree, Namdapha

Plant, Namdapha

Plant, Namdapha

Plant Namdapha

Plant, Namdapha – with a  Praying Mantis saying Cheese for me!!!

Plant, Namdapha

Plant, Namdapha

Mimosa Plant, Namdapha

Mimosa Plant, Namdapha – TOUCH ME MOT!!!

Mimosa, Namdapha

Mimosa, Namdapha – How dare you touch me??? (Some of the leaves closed)

Mimosa Flowers, Namdapha

Mimosa Flowers, Namdapha

Pretty flowers on a vine, Namdapha

Pretty flowers on a vine, Namdapha

Bunch of Yellow fruits, Namdapha

Bunch of Yellow fruits, Namdapha

Blue berry like fruits, Namdapha

Blue berry like fruits, Namdapha

Water Grass, Pani Ganna, Namdapha

Water Grass, Pani Ghaas, Namdapha – This Bamboo cane is peeled and munched on as it contains water. Our guide cut this and we all tasted it. Its pretty much like sugar cane sans the sugar! 😉

Another Edible plant, Namdapha

Another Edible plant, Namdapha that I tasted…tangy like tamarind!!!

Flower, Namdapha

Flower, Namdapha

Entranced by Namdapha – The Flora

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