Wild plants of Chandigarh – Specimen 2 (Hyacinth bean )

Wild plants of Chandigarh – Specimen 2 (Hyacinth bean ) Botanical name – Dolichos lablab) Family – Fabaceae Collection site – Sec-47, Chandigarh Habitat – Wild Habit – Climber near dumping ground             Leaf – Compound, trifoliate Inflorescence – Raceme Flower – Bisexual, zygomorphic, polypetalous, didynamus (1+9), papilionaceous  corolla, creamish-white in …

Foldscope awareness workshop in progress @GGDSD, Chandigarh

A foldscope awareness workshop was arranged @ GGDSD, Chandigarh where the students were exposed to the usage of foldscope. It was a great experience for me mentoring the students. The students curiously learnt foldscopy and tried their hands at both permanent and temporary mounts.   This post is open to read and review on The…

From laboratory to field – the story of an Orchid

I am fascinated by orchids and that happens to be my area of interest. Learning foldscopy at a workshop @ GGDSD, Chandigarh, It was now time for exploring. I requested the foldscope team @ GGDSD Chandigarh for a visit to Botany Museum and Orchid propagation facility at Botany department, Panjab University, Chandigarh. I acknowledge Dr….