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Mick McLoughlin

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Western Ghats
« on: March 26, 2007, 10:11:18 PM »
Just got back from 2weeks in Goa. Spent a couple of days up in the mountains, Western Ghats. Got a few photos of local flowers if anyone is interesred or can identify for me.
First a general view of the area.
Then an orchid on the high point. Is there enough to identify as I know nothing about orchids. 
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Re: Western Ghats
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2007, 10:13:45 PM »
Aha, so you've been on holiday? I thought it was quiet from down your way!
Some sort of Dendrobium for you orchid, I would think. Someone will know.
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Re: Western Ghats
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007, 10:14:24 PM »
A few more taken in a trek through the woods.
First is it a mimosa species?
Next two no idea at all.
And finally one for Mark, the local batcave.
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Re: Western Ghats
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 10:17:12 PM »
The starry white flower is a Jasmine, I think, Mick. First one looks like I should know it, but I'm stumped meantime!
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Re: Western Ghats
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 10:18:59 PM »
I am with Maggi on the orchid being a dendrobium but I do not know more exact.
Thanks for nice pics
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Re: Western Ghats
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007, 12:40:47 AM »
I haven't a clue about any of them but I wonder if Fermi (Fermiano de Sousa) in Australia may know. I have it in my mind that he's from Goa, but then, I could be quite wrong about that.
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Re: Western Ghats
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2007, 10:35:50 AM »
I think Fermi's grandparents where from Goa not him directly, but he might have visited it later as well so he might know the flora.

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Re: Western Ghats
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2007, 11:25:25 AM »
The blue flower looks like Gesneridae?
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Re: Western Ghats
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007, 12:51:26 AM »
Sorry to disappoint you, Lesley, but Joakim is right as I didn't get to see Goa till I was 16. Visits there have mainly for family time so not much botanising; Mick has seen more of the local flora than I have!
Where my family live is definitely tropical not much good for rock gardening, though some cousins did have pots of rain-lilies in bloom once when we visited many years ago. Apparently someone in India was one of the early breeders of rain-lily ( Zepheranthes, Habranthus and Cooperia) hybrids according to Thad Howard who wrote a great book on
Bulbs for Warm Climates".
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Re: Western Ghats
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2007, 10:33:48 AM »
This Forum never ceases to amze me: how on earth did swedish Joakim, living mostly in Portugal, know that Fermi, living in Australia, had his family roots in Goa?
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Re: Western Ghats
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2007, 11:13:11 AM »
Maggi :As a soldiers daughter I would expect You know the history of India  ::) and that Goa.
There is always a clue  ??? 8)
Now time for guessing. ::)

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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2007, 10:19:35 AM »
Since noone tried to guess it might not have been a funny one.
The answer is Portugal.  8)
Fermis last name and my mother-in-laws name is the same and I asked if he had Portoguese origen.
He had his roots in Goa that used to be Portuguese and hence a Portuguese name.
That is the reason I knew about Fermis background.
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Re: Western Ghats
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2007, 10:26:57 AM »
So Fermi is a cutting then, if he left his roots in Goa? ;)
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Re: Western Ghats
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2007, 10:45:56 AM »
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The answer is Portugal. 

Well, I didn't make that connection, I suppose I should have...getting slow obviously !
Tempted to make feeble jest about Fermi contacting his far-flung relatives by sousa-phone .... ::)
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