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 – covered with dewdrops sparkling in the sun!
Plant with interestingly patterened leaves – White on Green
Another plant with unique leaves!
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.
Balsamina Flower, Namdapha
Epiphyte on a Tree Trunk
Tree, Namdapha – with branches fanned out like an umbrella
Plant, Namdapha – with a Praying Mantis saying Cheese for me!!!
Mimosa Plant, Namdapha – TOUCH ME MOT!!!
Mimosa, Namdapha – How dare you touch me??? (Some of the leaves closed)
Mimosa Flowers, Namdapha
Pretty flowers on a vine, Namdapha
Bunch of Yellow fruits, Namdapha
Blue berry like fruits, 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 that I tasted…tangy like tamarind!!!
Entranced by Namdapha – The Flora