Un-mundane Mondays – Part: I

In this part of the series, I shall post about a strange flower I encountered during my trip a few years ago.


Photograph



Where


Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu State, India)

Kanyakumari is a picturesque and historical place full of great beaches and hills, located in the Southernmost point of Peninsular India.


What


This flower looked very beautiful. Interestingly though, I didn’t know about it.

A series of Google Image searches for this flower yielded the closest possible match as Lantana calippo.

Lantana calippo is a relatively easy to grow shrub found in many parts of India. It’s flowers are yellow or orange in colour. Insects like bees and butterflies often flock around these flowers for nectar. The plant or its flowers or fruits may be toxic for humans, and should not be ingested without seeking permission from professional medical practitioners.

The other close candidate for this flower is Lantana camara.

Which of these do you think is the flower posted here? Do share your thoughts in the comment section below so that the corrections may be subsequently incorporated.

UPDATE – 1:

As suggested by Ms. Nanchi (https://nanchi.blog/), the flowers shown in this picture are actually Ixora chinensis (Commonly known as Prince of Orange) or Ixora coccinea (Commonly known as Jungle Flame). Both these species of the genus Ixora appear quite similar.

Thank you for providing the correction.


Hope you liked this flower and this photograph and are intrigued to know more about it. Looking forward to interacting more with you and “Make Mondays un-mundane”..

Cheers..!!

© Abirbhav Mukherjee. All the pictures / videos posted in this article are my own unless otherwise mentioned.

65 comments

    1. Indeed, it’s very beautiful Madam.. 😊😊 You can however find it in many places in India, either in people’s gardens or even in random places.. 😊😊
      Thank you Madam for your appreciation.. 😊

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    1. Thank you so much Madam for your visit and your comment.. 😊😊
      I am glad you liked the flowers.. 😊😊
      Well, I believe we must enjoy these random sights and scenes as and when Nature decides to show them.. 😊 The answers can be found later on.. 😊

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  1. Stunning shot!
    Kanyakumari is a great place, I missed the trip last year. 8 of my friends had a great time there. Thanks for sharing, I just refreshed everything!
    Have a good day a head!

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    1. Thank you Tanya for your comments.. ☺️☺️
      Yes, Kanyakumari is indeed a great place and offers a lot of unique sights and scenes to enjoy..!! I hope you do visit that place in the near future.. ☺️☺️
      Thank you once again and you too have a great day..!!

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    1. This is so relatable. I liked making garlands from flowers when I was very young, only to leave that work as I found flowers on plants more appealing than flowers in garlands.. 😊😊
      You are welcome Madam and thank you for taking the time to read this post and share your thoughts.. 😊😊

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    1. Thank you immensely Anushka for nominating me for the award..!! I shall check that for sure.. 😊🤗
      Humbled to know that my blog was able to have a good impact on you and you remembered it.. 😊
      I would however have to decline this as it would be unfair on my part to pick and choose some of my followers as my nominations. I consider all of them to be great.. 😊
      Hope you understand..!! Thank you once again.. 😊

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      1. It’s ok Abir..

        And you deserved it though.😊

        Bdw you can nominate all your bloggers…😊
        By saying…my nomination goes to all..

        I have nominated few… because these are some of my personal favourites. And I’ll love to know about them more.

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        1. Well, I could do that.. 😊🤗
          But nominating all would defeat the purpose of the award and nominating a few would be a violation of my principles..!!
          But again, I am honoured that you chose me for the award.. 😊
          I will be more honoured if you continue to interact more and exchange your thoughts, ideas or comments on my posts..!! It would be more rewarding for me to know a different perspective, get some inspiration or learn a few things myself.. 😊🤗

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          1. Well…that’s a point😊
            And I said…I love the way how u think…
            And I’ll definitely read rest of your post soon.
            Stay connected for sure.💙
            And thank you once again.

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            1. Surely, would stay connected.. 😊🤗 You don’t need to tell that.. 😊
              It will be a pleasure to know your thoughts, as I previously said.. 😊🤗 Look forward to reading more from you..!!

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    1. Thank you for teaching me about a new word. And yes, I am a hardcore hodophile, if you must say that.. 😉 ❤ 😊
      Thank you for reading the post and sharing your comment..!! Glad you liked the picture.. 😊
      Yes, insects might swarm around flowers like these, but thankfully, I didn't have to encounter any while I was near this beauty..!! 😉

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    1. Thank you Madam for stopping by and sharing your comment.. ☺️
      Glad you liked the flower.. It does look quite vibrant indeed, and yes, one should not taste it.. ☺️

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    1. Yes Madam, we are doing good, thank you for asking.. 😊 Hope you and your family are safe and healthy..
      Indeed, it is a beautiful flower, or rather, a cluster of flowers.. I find such random wild flowers quite beautiful.. 😊

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  2. Hi Abir,

    The flowers are really beautiful but the image seems to be bit unclear. Though it gives a visually similar strike to Lantana Calippo but they are not. As per my knowledge mostly it is Ixora Chinensis Prince of Orange commonly called as Jungle Flame or Flame of the Woods. You can search and find similar images. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Madam for checking the picture and commenting.
      Yes, the picture is quite unclear. It was taken in 2016 using a primitive cellphone, which may explain it. I shall now check about Ixora Chinensis.. 😊
      Thank you once again..!! Glad you liked it.. 😊

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        1. Adorabile sapere che Benedetta. Mi hai rubato i pensieri .. !!
          Le piante e gli alberi sono così belli, vero? Anche se fai una passeggiata per qualsiasi strada casuale, rimarrai sorpreso dal fascino di un arbusto o di un fiore apparentemente casuale. Spero che coltiviamo più alberi, speriamo di preservare quelli che ci sono .. 😊😊

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