Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bim-Pol (Trichopus zeylanicus)


An Indigenous herb distributed in wet lowlands and sometimes in intermediate zone. Exception is Ritigala in dry zone where this plant can be found about 600m asl. Found in shady forest floor, usually close to water courses. Flowering and fruiting possibly throughout the year and fruit edible. Varieties with varies leaf shapes and number of primary veins can be occurred.

2 comments:

  1. Have you come across any butterflies using this as a food plant?

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  2. So far not and according to available literature on butterflies 'Bim Pol' is not a food plant of any Sri Lankan butterflies. Have you had any observation on such a butterfly?

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