Flowers of Assam| Photo Image Information,Scientific Name

  • Posted on: 27 April 2013
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Rhynchostylis retusa orchid locally known as "Kopou"

This Orchid is found in Assam--- the north-eastern part of India. It blooms in spring and has a mild fragrance

Flower of Mimosa diplotricha

English names : Giant sensitive plant, Giant false sensitive plant, Creeping sensitive plant
Scientist name : Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright.

Late Spring flowers

The yellow Amaltas flowers (also called Golden shower tree or Indian Laburnum; Xonaru in Assamese ) are now in full bloom adding colors to the surroundings.

Purple Wreath

A flower that spins when it falls to the ground.

Also called Queen's Wreath or Sandpaper Vine. Botanical name: Petrea volubilis, Family: Verbenaceae (Verbena family)

Kopou Phool - foxtail orchid

Kopou Phool, as is popularly known in Assam, is the state flower and blooms mostly during the month of Spring. Also known as the foxtail orchid to the western world, its scientific name is Rhynchostylis retusa. This orchid grows widely across Assam and is worn by young women on their hair during the spring festival of Assam, Rongali Bihu and is symbolic of youth and renewal.