Thursday, September 24, 2020

Lepidagathis walkeriana

 An endemic shrubby herb grows under shade in busy localities in sub montane and moist mid country. Often grows on embankments bordering disturbed submontane forests. Rather common and flowering from March to November. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Eulophia epidendraea

Large native terrestrial herb, rather rare in the shade, on decaying leaves and soil on rocks in the intermediate and dry zones. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Curcuma oligantha

An indigenous herb of the dry zone. Flowers produced before, or with developing leaves from the base of a new leaf shoot. One flower opening at a time.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

තැඹිලිය [Tembiliya](Eugenia roxburghii [Syn: Eugenia bracteata])

An indigenous shrub or small tree of forests and scrub lands in the dry and intermediate zones especially near the coast. Often abundant in the secondary vegetation including fire-climax savanna. Occasionally also occurs in the coastal areas of the wet zone.