Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Panicum brevifolium

Common native creeping annual grows in shade along forest edges, embankments, river banks, and in secondary vegetation from sea level to 1300 a.s.l. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Ichnanthus pallens

An indigenous perennial occurs in the wet montane zone in elevations of about 1000 m. Typical forest grass grows in damp shady places or clearings and similar open habitats.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

ගුරු කීන[Guru Kina] (Calophyllum calaba)

An endemic tree common in the coastal parts of the dry zone, talawas of the dry and intermediate zone and rarely in the wet zone forests. Sometimes planted for its edible fruits. Flowering from January to June and fruiting from January to September. 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

ඊ තණ[Itana] (Heteropogon contortus)

Common grass species occurs in open grasslands and weedy places from sea level to about 1200 m elevations. 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Pseudechinolaena polystachya

Rather rare native grass species which was considered as a Data Deficient one in the 2010 Red List. It grows usually in shade of forest trees from 300 to 600 m elevations. So far reported from Kandy, Peradeniya, Gannoruwa and Ambagamuwa of  Kandy district and Elkaduwa of  the Mathale district. This record is from the Reveston area of the Mathale district. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Syzygium spathulatum

An endemic small tree common in primary and secondary forests and degraded grasslands from 700-1500 m elevations in the hills bordering the drier eastern margins of the wet and intermediate zones. Fruit edible.