Saturday, February 29, 2020

Psychotria nigra

An indigenous shrub or small tree of moist forests of Central and Southern provinces to about 1000 m a.s.l. (variety nigra) and elevations over 800 m a.s.l.(Variety  coronata), Flowering September, November.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Osbeckia rubicunda

Rather common native shrub of grasslands, forests, forest edges and roadsides of the montane zone.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

බොරළු[Boralu] (Vaccinium leschenaultii)

An indigenous much-branched large shrub or small tree. Rather common in montane forests. Flowering February-March and September. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Cyanotis racemosa

An indigenous herb grows in shade of forests, near streams and waterfalls, roadsides, banks and footpaths, mainly in high altitudes from (450-) 1100 to to 2400 m a.s.l. Flowering from September to November and January to April.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Achyranthes bidentata

An uncommon native herb of shady places among grass in the lower montane zone. 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

ගැට බදුල්ල [Geta Badulla]/]Marking-nut tree (Semecarpus nigroviridis)

An endemic tree of moist low country, extending to the dry zone and montane zone up to about 1000 m. Flowering from February to April and fruiting from July to August.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Plectranthus gardneri

An endemic herb locally common in dense shaded places of montane forests above 1450 m a.s.l. often close to streams or watercourses. Flowering throughout the year. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

මල ලබු [Mala Labu](Piper umbellatum [Syn: Lepianthes umbellatum])

An introduced large herb native to Tropical America. Naturalized in shady places of disturbed and secondary forests.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Show Poppy (Eomecon chionanthe)

An introduced herb native to the Eastern China. Escaped from cultivation and naturalized in shady places of the hill country. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

ශ්‍රී ලංකා සිතැසියා/ලංකා මල් කුරුල්ලා(Zosterops ceylonensis)

කඳුකරයේ මධ්‍යම උස් මට්ටමේ සිට ඉහල කඳුකරය දක්වා වනාන්තර සහ මනාව ගස් කොළන් සහිත වෙනත් එවැනි ස්ථාන සහ ගෙවතු වලද සුලභ මෙරටට ආවේනික කුරුල්ලෙකි ලංකා මල් කුරුල්ලා හෙවත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා  සිතැසියා. තවද සිංහරාජ වනාන්තරය වැනි පහත රට වනාන්තර වලද සීමිත ව්‍යාප්තියක් සහිතව හමුවේ. තරමක් විශාල රංචු වශයෙන් ආහාර සොයා යන සිතැසියන් ගස් වල කොළ අතු අතර සලබයන්, දලඹුවන් වැනි කුඩා කෘමීන් සහ මල් පැණි සොයමින් ඇතැම්විට වෙනත් කුරුළු විශේෂ සමගද එක්වී ගමන් කරයි. එහෙත් අභිජනන සමයේදී ජෝඩු වශයෙන් එකතු වූ කුරුල්ලන් දැකිය හැකි අතර වසරේ මාර්තු සිට මැයි දක්වාත්, නැවතත් අගෝස්තු සිට සැප්තැම්බර් දක්වාත් අභිජනනය සිදු කරයි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා සිතැසියා ගසක පහල අතු අතර එල්ලෙන කෝප්පයක හැඩය සහිත කූඩුවක ලා නිල් පැහැති බිත්තර දෙකක් දමයි.
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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Litsea ovalifolia

An endemic large shrub or small tree very common in the montane zone from 1000 to 2300 m elevations. 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Shamrock pea (Parochetus communis)

An indigenous, creeping or sometime twining herb rather common in damp or wet soil among other low plants at higher hills of Central and Uva provinces.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Ranunculus wallichianus

An indigenous herb grows among low herbs in damp more or less shady places such as along forest tracks in the upper montane zone. Flowering from April to October.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Cardamine africana

An indigenous herb of damp, shady understorey vegetation in montane forests, in clearings and forest roadsides up to about 3400 m. 

Monday, February 10, 2020

මහ කිඹු [Maha Kimbu] (Dichrocephala integrifolia)

An indigenous common weed of drainage ditches, tea estates and moist waste grounds. Flowering throughout the year. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii)

An introduced tree native to Australia. Planted in some locations in the higher hills. An invasive tree in some other countries where this tree has been introduced (Vlas J. & Vlas J., 2014). Dasanayaka M.D & Fosberg F.R, 1980. recorded it from Pattipola. Few trees can be still observed along the road from Pattipola to Ohiya via Horton Plains National Park. Will it be a threat to the native and rare endemic plants of the Horton Plains National Park sooner or later?

Dasanayaka M.D & Fosberg F.R, 1980, A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Volume 1
Vlas J. & Vlas J., 2014, Illustrated field guide to the flowers of Sri Lanka, Volume 2

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Sticky Mouse Ear (Cerastium glomeratum)

An introduced annual herb probably native to the Europe.Common in the wet montane zone from 1800 to 2400 m elevations.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Grey Headed Canary Flycatcher/හිස අළු මැසිමාරා/ අළුහිස් කහ මැසිමාරා[Hisa Alu Masimara/Aluhis Kaha Masimara] (Culicicapa ceylonensis)

Rather uncommon breeding resident in forests and wooded areas of mid hills and above. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher usually found as pairs and feeds mainly on flying insects. It often joins mixed species feeding flocks. The breeding season lasts from February to May. The nest is a deep cup of fibers, moss etc. stuck together with cobwebs and place against a tree trunk on the side of the boulder or in a recess in a mossy bank where it lays 2-3 eggs.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Ophiorrhiza rugosa

Native erect or procumbent herb occurs in primary and secondary  forests and damp places in the wet zone. 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

තිත්බටු/තිත්ත බටු[Tibbatu/Titta batu](Solanum violaceum)

Very common native slender armed shrub occurs as a weed of roadsides, waste places and abandoned cultivated grounds from sea level to about 2100 m elevations. 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Eriocaulon brownianum

Rather common native large herb of marshy grasslands of the higher elevations from 950 to 2200 m a.s.l.