Sweet Clock Vine [Thunbergia Fragrans, White Lady, Chimine, Noorvan-valli, Indrapushpam]

On way to Kas Plateau, only a few of these beautiful Sweet Clock Vine flowers were seen on the sides of the roads. I'm telling only a few because the expanse of the flowers of the Maharashtrian Valley of Flowers was so huge that the number of these White Ladies was nothing in front of those in purple, blue, and other hues. See Kas Plateau to know what I mean :)

Although the number of this species was less, it was quite as astonishing to see its beauty. Some have named it White Lady very perfectly. Its botanical name is Thunbergia Fragrans. In Hindi and Marathi languages, it's called चिमीन [Chimine]. In Malayalam language, it's named Noorvan-valli. In Tamil language, it's named இ.த்ரபுஸ்பம் [Indrapushpam]. Here is a beautiful White Lady and her close-ups in this post :)

Here she is…
Sweet Clock Vine Flower [also known as White Lady, scientific name is Thunbergia Fragrans, Marathi name is Chimine, Malayalam name is Noorvan-valli, Tamil name is Indrapushpam]

This is the gynoecium of the flower…
Gynoecium of a Sweet Clock Vine Flower [also known as White Lady, scientific name is Thunbergia Fragrans, Marathi name is Chimine, Malayalam name is Noorvan-valli, Tamil name is Indrapushpam]

See what superb material the petal is made of. Perhaps the ladies are already wishing that their clothes be made of this!
Detailed Petal of a Sweet Clock Vine Flower [also known as White Lady, scientific name is Thunbergia Fragrans, Marathi name is Chimine, Malayalam name is Noorvan-valli, Tamil name is Indrapushpam]

20 comments :

  1. I haven't heard about Noorvan valli. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. We have clock vine here, too, Bhavesh, but not so lovely -- it is in colors. I have never seen the white! Yes, a wedding dress made of the petals would be just the thing!!!

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  3. Doamne! Ce frumusete , ce delicatete in aceste imagini superbe.

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  4. Yes, I would love to be wearing this beauty! I don't think it would translate well into cloth however. These are amazing macros - you caught the very essence of the well-named White Lady!

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  5. Simply Amazing Photograph of nature at it's best.

    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Beautiful flower. I love flowers. Do they grow wild.

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  7. What a lovely flower! The close up of the petal looks like the ocean from space. Nice job Bhavesh!

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  8. So very beautiful! I love what others have written here too! And she is scented also? Lovely!

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  9. @Lucy: Yes, they do. In fact, they are wild!

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  10. @Joy: I have no idea Joy. But must be :)

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  11. Its beautiful!! and i somehow seem to have missed your kaas post... i wanted to go there this year, but couldnt,, lets see what happens next year...

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  12. @Anu: I wish you enough luck :)

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  13. Ola

    Bela flor.

    Linda:)

    beijo

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  14. Wow this is a beautiful flower and your pictures are showing it very well. Well done!

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  15. @ blog with no name: What a perception you have! Beautiful than my photo! :)

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