A bit of Cuba in India

These gorgeous flowers were spotted in the Holy City of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India.

Originally from Cuba, these flowers belong to the Castor family.

Peregrina ( English). The leaves are bronze and change to green.

the leaves
The Bronze leaves

I think these  bright red chili  coloured flowers give it the name Spicy Jatropha.

the leaves and flowers
The flowers and the leaves

The fruit of the Spicy  Jatropha ( Scientific name : Jatropha integerimma) is deadly as it contains many alkaloids.

flowers and fruit

The vermilion flowers and the fruit

Do spot the  tiny bee in the featured image and the pollen it has brushed outside the flower.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

24 thoughts on “A bit of Cuba in India”

      1. Well , the door to my blog has just been flung open too . I don’t know how the second innings will pan out ,but will take the risk anyway.

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