Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

බට/බට ලී [Bata/Bata Lee] (Ochlandra stridula)

Common endemic bamboo species occurs in moist low country to mid hill forests. Culms use in basket industry, make flutes and wattle while leaves utilize for thatching.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

මහ බලුනකුට[Maha Balunakuta]/Pink Snakeweed/Changeable Vervain (Stachytarpheta mutabilis)

An introduced herb or sub-shrub cultivated as an ornamental. Also escaped and naturalized often
along roads in the vicinity of houses. Pink Snakeweed is a native plant of tropical America.

Friday, February 9, 2018

පලාල/පැලෑ/පෑල[Palala/Palae/Pala] (Xanthophyllum zeylanicum)

Common endemic tree of evergreen lowland wet zone forests up to about 600 m elevations. Flowering and fruiting from November to May.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

කුරු කුඩා තණ [Kuru Kuda Tana] (Apluda mutica)

Common rambling perennial occurs along roadsides and forest margins from sea level to about 2000 m elevations. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Oplismenus compositus

Common native perennial grows in shady habitats from sea level to over 1800 m a.s.l. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Common Small Flat (Sarangesa dasahara albicilia)

Seasonally common insect flies mainly in the southeastern dry zone jungles up to 800 m a.s.l. Its main flight season is from April to June. Since it remains in a relatively small area for much of its life, Common Small Flat often seen flying in same locality day after day. Its larva feeds on  Lepidagathis fasciculata and Lepidagathis walkeriana  leaves.