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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Nagapushpam or Pennatulacea

Some call it a Nagapushpam because it looks like a hooded snake. Actually this is a marine species called sea pens or Pennatulecea. Sea pens are all colonial, marine species. They have earned the name because many species, but certainly not all, look like an antique quill pen. There are multiple polyps on each colony, and each polyp has eight arms, as one should expect from a member of the subclass Octocorallia. In contrast to other octocorals, the polyps of sea pens specialize to perform specific tasks, like feeding or reproduction. All colonies have a central stem.

13 comments:

  1. Never seen something like this before!
    It is stunning!

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    1. Its a hoax
      http://www.hoaxorfact.com/Science/rare-flower-nagapushpa-found-in-the-himalayas-facts.html

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  2. I saw this lately in Facebook! Amazing discovery

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  3. you can see in the Himalayas Range it very rare Flower

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    1. http://www.hoaxorfact.com/Science/rare-flower-nagapushpa-found-in-the-himalayas-facts.html

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  4. Hi Dears,
    Its a hoax.
    http://www.hoaxorfact.com/Science/rare-flower-nagapushpa-found-in-the-himalayas-facts.html

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    1. Thanks, I'm sure your right. Doesn't show on any site as a Himalayas flower!

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    2. Sorry!!! but this post is not hoax. Read carefully this coral exist but the story that this is Himalayan and blooms once in 36 year is hoax. This post claims it coral and so your link also.

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  5. This is a coral. It's no less beautiful, why are people lying about it? I'm not a botanist. But I am aquatic biologist.

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