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Man-made forest fires threaten ‘neelakurinji’ plants

Man-made forest fires threaten ‘neelakurinji’ plants

Forest fires, caused by Kalhatti residents, in the hillocks where the mass blooming of the iconic ‘neelakurinji’ (Strobilanthes kunthianus) was observed last year, could threaten the plants’ continued presence along the Kalhatti slopes, horticulturalists and environmentalists fear.

Neelakurinji

  • Kurinji or Neelakurinji is a shrub that is found in the shola forests of the Western Ghats in South India.
  • Nilgiri Hills, which literally means the blue mountains, got their name from the purplish blue flowers of Neelakurinji that blossoms only once in 12 years.

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