Rare Flower Nagapushpa Found in the Himalayas: Facts

Rare Flower Nagapushpa found in Himalaya


Very rare Nagapushpa found in Himalayas.


Other Versions

  • Nagapushpa. A rare flower found in the Himalayas.
  • Beautiful Naga pushpam (Snake flower) in the Himalaya.
  • ( Tamil ) హిమాలయాల్లో వంద సంవత్సరాలకు ఒకసారి పుష్పించే నాగు పుష్పం

Facts Analysis:

A beautiful picture of a colorful creature shared online, especially via image sharing websites like Pinterest, comes with stories saying it is Nagapushpa (or Naga Pushpa), the Snake flower found rarely in the Himalayas. Some versions claim the rare flower grows in Himalayas only once in hundred years. No, the claims are not facts.

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According to the curator of invertebrate zoology at the California Academy of Sciences, Gary Williams, most sea pens grow to between 5 centimetres to 2 meters in height. Moreover, a single sea pen like all corals can be looked at as a colony or as an individual with many mouths.

Nagapushpa facts:

Nagapushpa is the Sanskrit word for Mesua ferrea tree (Nagakesara in Telugu language). It is also called Ceylon ironwood, Indian rose chestnut or Cobra’s saffron. Mesua ferrea (Nagapushpa tree) is a slow-growing tree named after the heaviness and hardness of its timber. It is cultivated for decorative purpose because of its graceful shape, young leaves and large, fragrant white flowers.

Nagapushpa Mesua ferrea tree

Nagapushpa Mesua ferrea tree (Nagakesara) flower

The Nagapushpa tree (Mesua ferrea) grows in the eastern Himalayas and Western Ghats of India, up to altitudes of 1500 meters. It is also native to wet, tropical parts of Sri Lanka, Thailand, southern Nepal, Burma, Indochina, the Philippines, Malaysia and Sumatra. It grows in evergreen forests, especially in river valleys.

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  1. A viral photo claims to show a rare flower called ‘Nagapushpa’ that blooms in the Himalayas only once in 36 years. But India Today #AFWA team found that the truth is very different. Fact check video: Morphed India Today screenshot says India leads the world in disrespecting doctors

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