Monday, November 24, 2014

T for Thunbergia

 Thunbergias are vines with bright flowers which bloom throughout the year . The yellow one above is the Black Eyed Susan Thunbergia alata which is a wildflower in south India.
 The King's Mantle, Thunbergia erecta has a rich purple colour, fit for a king's dress.
 The white Thunbergia fragrans has no fragrance that I can discern:(
 The Bengal Clock vine T.indica has large flowers in a beautiful lavender shade.
 Thunbergia mysorensis, which is named after the beautiful city of Mysore, is the most spectacular of all. It sends out long chandeliers of gold and brown flowers.
 This pink Thunbergia is a cousin of T.mysorensis, and not half so beautiful.
Although Thunbergias are natives of India and S.E.Asia, they are named after the great botanist Peter Thunberg of Sweden.
 My thanks to the great team of Our World Tuesday.......
My thanks to the talented Mrs.Nesbitt and the terrific Roger Of ABCWednesday for the tremendous work they are doing.

19 comments:

  1. Such lovely, colorful flowers for the day!! It's gray and rainy here in Portland, so these are the perfect, bright spot to begin my day!! Hope you have a great new week!!

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  2. A gorgeous collection of beautiful blossoms!

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  3. Beautiful....I have a King's Mantel in my back yard, they're such a pretty trumpet flower of rich purple.

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  4. Really beautiful flowers ! I love all these colors !
    Great pictures !

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  5. Brilliant colors. I didn't know that the Black Eye Susan is native to India. It's one of my favorite flowers.

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  6. Fantastic pictures and gorgeous flowers!!

    T is for...

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  7. Black eye susan is wild in India! I wish to have them wild over here! hahaha....
    All the flowers are lovely!

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  8. These flowers are so inspiring! I think the first one is also growing in my country.
    Have a lovely week.
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  9. Wonderful captures of flora in your lovely corner of the world .... Thanks for sharing

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  10. Its just amazing to see different kind of flowers thank.. i look forward somemore best of flower and also this post very use full for Gardening& Landscaping Lovers

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  11. Surprised to know that Thunbergia mysorensis is named after our Mysore...

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