Sunday, August 30, 2020

බූ මෑ/මුං/උළුඳු/[Bu Me/Mun/Ulundu]Black gram (Vigna mungo)

An introduced sub-erect or twining herb with uncertain origin . Cultivated since long. Naturalized in the moister areas than Vigna radiata to that this species is closely related. Some authors even considered V. mungo as a variety of V. radiata.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Plectranthus barbatus var. grandis [Syn: Plectranthus grandis/Coleus grandis]


An introduced shrub with country of origin unknown. Also found in tropical East Africa. Widely cultivated as a hedge plant in the upper midlands and higher hills from 1100 to 2100 m elevations. Occasionally found as an escape by watercourses close to habitations but never been known in the wild. However nothing is known about its having been introduced into the country. Flowering from September to February. 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Himalayan Elder (Sambucus javanica subsp. chinensis [Syn: Sambucus hookeri])

 An introduced shrub native to China, Philippines and Malaysia. Often planted along tea plantations and near houses in the hill country. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Yellow Ginger Lily (Hedychium flavescens)


 A large herb common by streams in moist areas up to 1800 m elevations. Native to Northeast India. Introduced or perhaps native to Sri Lanka as well. Much cultivated as an ornamental. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Parasopubia delphiniifolia [Syn: Sopubia delphiniifolia]

 An indigenous annual herb of open grassy places in the dry zone and the wet hill country from 500 to 1500 m elevations. Flowering from December to February and August to September.