DESIGNED IN GOLD

It is common to identify a plant by it’s flowers , botanists  classify Flora based on their flowers.

However  the Golden Psuederanthemum or Yellow-Vein Eranthemum is known by it’s splendorous variegated Golden Leaves.

Of special  mention are the distinctive yellow veins  you can see in the picture below which become increasingly prominent as the leaves mature into shades of golden green.

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GOLDEN SPLENDOUR

The Psuederanthemum reticulatum ( Scientific name) owes it’s origin to the Pacific  Islands of Polynesia and was spotted by me in the well labeled  gardens of The Corinthian  Resort & Club in Pune, Maharasthra, India.

Though overshadowed in name and looks by their majestic  Designer Golden Leaves, the speckled white flowers do strive for attention as well.

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FLOWERS IN WHITE

On a closer look the four  petaled flowers  ( actually five petals I learnt as two petals have fused into one ) with a splash of colour  are indeed interesting as well.

These plants make an attractive Golden Hedge or boundary but the White  Flowers were definitely not a favourite  with the Indian Honey Bees. ( do read a previous blog titled ULTRAMARINE BLUE to see where the Bees flocked)

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SPLASH OF PURPLE

The Golden Net-Bush as it is also commonly called belongs to the family Acanthaceae and flourishes in the Sun.

Enchanting how plants evolve and spread across our Planet Earth.

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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.

30 thoughts on “DESIGNED IN GOLD”

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