Waiting for Strobilanthes

I wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be the Hill conehead (Strobilanthes reticulata)

There are about 350 species of Strobilanthes, and some of them flower only once in several years. Last year I had gone to a plateau near Satara to see the Strobilantes sessilis in bloom; this happens once every seven years. During monsoon this year the Strobilanthes kunthiana will bloom for the first time since 2006.… Continue reading Waiting for Strobilanthes