COMMON NAME: Glory Bower, Indian privet, Seaside clerodendrum, Wild Jasmine, Sorcerers Bush •
HINDI: chhoti-ari, संकुप्पी sankuppi, sangan-kuppi, vilayati mehendi, batraj • MARATHI: sangam, वनजाई vanajai, sirit-mari •
TAMIL: Sangam, Peechangu, Anjali • MALYALAM: nirnochi, shangam-kuppi • TELUGU: erup-pichha, pisangi, pishinika, takkolapu-chettu •
KANNADA: naitakkilay, itteru, kundali gida, naayi tekkake, thakkalika •
BENGALI: Banajai •
ORIYA: Vanajai •
SANSKRIT: कुंडली Kundali
BOTANICAL NAME: Clerodendrum inerme FAMILY: Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
SYNONYMS: Volkameria inermis
Glory bower is a much branched, straggling shrub, 1-2 m tall. Terminal branches very often twining slender, twigy, dark green and form dense bush on the river banks and river slopes. Leaves ovate to elliptical, 5-10 cm long, acute to acuminate tip, green, smooth, slightly shiny upper surface, margins entire, leaves opposite, simple. Cymes or umbels usually comprised of 3 flowers joined at a common base point. White flowers with a 3.5-5.5 cm long narrow tube ending in 5 petals. Four purple stamens, 1.5-3 cm long, protrude out of the flower. The plant is tough – akes trimming well, and hence, is commonly used as a hedge plant in India. It also grows well on the beach, tolerating all the salty water sprays. Within India, it is found throughout particularly near coastal regions.
I love the clouds as they make good photos because they are always changing. I take the sunrise every morning, i`ve been doing it for years and I don`t have two the same. My external hard drive was full of them and I managed to delete 50000 of them, I just kept the very good colorful ones.If there is no cloud in the morning the sunrise is quite uninteresting, but in the winter it rises above the mountains and as Summer approaches it appears over the sea.
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I also like sunrises and sunsets. There’s a lot of pleasure in watching these scene. A cloud changes its shape as well as colour within the minutes ahead of our eyes. It seems very charming.