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Fauna & Flora in UOK

Birds

Pigeons and doves

 

Babblers

 

Bushchat and Robins

 

Parrots

 

Cuckoos and coucals

 

Barbets

 

Woodpeckers

 

Pitta, Orioles, crows and tit

 

WoodshrikeShrikes and drongos

 

Swift, Treeswift and swallows

 

Owls and Night jars

 

Kingfishers and Bee-eaters

 

Sparrow, Weavers and Munias

 

White-Eyes, Flowpeckers and sunbirds

 

Flycatchers

 

Thrushes and Pitta

 

Wood swallow, IorasCuckooshrikes and Minivets

 

Oystercatcher, Crab plover, Stilts, Avocet and Plovers

 

Tailorbird,Cisticola and Prinias

 

Bulbuls

 

Nuthatche,Mynas and Starlings

 

Nuthatche,Mynas and Starlings

 

Larks,Wagtails and Pipits

 

Herons and Egrets

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Butterflies

Butterflies

Family : Papilionidae

 

Family : Lycaenidae

 

Family : Nymphalidae

 

Family : Pieridae


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Amphibians

Amphibians

Family : Bufonidae

 

Family : Dicroglossidae

 

Family Rachophoridae

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Reptiles

Reptiles

Geckoes

 

Skinks

 

Monitor lizards

 

Garden Lizards

 

Snakes

 

Tortoises

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The Herbal Garden

Usual name: Nika

Scientific Name: Vitex negundo

English Name: Chinese chaste tree

Usual name: Kalu Nika

Scientific Name: Litsea iteodaphne

Usual name: Thimbiri

Scientific Name: Diospyros malabarica

English Name: Gaub

Usual name: Bulu

Scientific Name: Terminalia bellirica

English Name: Baheda

Usual name: Ranawara

Scientific Name: Cassia auriculata

English Name: Mature tea tree

Usual name: Geta Thumba

Scientific Name: Leucas zeylanica

English Name: Thumbe

Usual name: Pavatta

Scientific Name: Pavetta indica

English Name: Indian pavetta

Usual name: Katu karandu

Scientific Name: Picrorhiza scrophulariiflora

Usual name: Andu

Scientific Name: Eryngium foetidum

English Name: Long coriander

Usual name: Thippili

Scientific Name: Piper longum

English Name: Long pepper

Usual name: Marthondi

Scientific Name: Lawsonia inermis

English Name: Henna

Usual name: Munamal

Scientific Name: Mimusops elengi

English Name: Bullet-woodtree

Usual name: Rath Handun

Scientific Name: Pterocarpus santalinus

English Name: Red sandal wood

Usual name: Kiri Palu

Scientific Name: Buchanania axillaris

Usual name: Kaha

Scientific Name: Curcuma longa

English Name: Turmeric

Usual name: Savendara

Scientific Name: Vetiveria zizanioides

English Name: Khas-khas

Usual name: Akkapana

Scientific Name: Kalanchoe laciniata

English Name: Cathedral bells

Usual name: Mee

Scientific Name: Madhuca longifolia

English Name: South Indian mahua

Usual name: Dodanpana

Scientific Name: Glycosmis pentaphylla

Usual name: Burulla

Scientific Name: Leea indica

English Name: Bandicoot berry

Usual name: Embilla

Scientific Name: Antidesma alexiteria

 

Usual name: Ankenda

Scientific Name: Acronychia pedunculata

English Name: Claw flowered laure

Usual name: Iramusu

Scientific Name: Hemidesmus indicus

English Name: Indian sarsaparilla

 

Usual name: Etteriya

 

 

The Fruit Garden

 

In order to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the University of Kelaniya, the Herbal and Fruit gardens were established on 17th June 2009. The fruit and herbal gardens are an open area for all the staff and the students where they could enjoy delicious fruits while spending leisure time under the cool shades of trees. The Rambutan Garden with 30 plants of different Rambutan varieties was established to celebrate 54th Anniversary of the University. Some of the fruit species of the garden includes;

Usual Name: Mango

Scientific Name: Mangifera indica

Usual Name: Banana

Scientific Name: Musa acuminate

Usual Name: Rambutan

Scientific Name: Nephelium lappaceum var. lappaceum

Usual Name: Water apple

Scientific Name: Syzygium aqueum

Usual Name: Rata nelli

Scientific Name: Phyllanthus acidus

 

Usual Name: Beheth nelli

Scientific Name: Phyllanthus emblica

Usual Name: Avocado

Scientific Name: Persea americana

Usual Name: Pomegranate

Scientific Name: Punica granatum

Usual Name: Guava  

Scientific Name: Psidium guajava

Usual Name: Custard Apple

Scientific Name: Annona muricata

Usual Name: Weralu

Scientific Name: Elaeocarpus serratus

Usual Name: Nil Weralu                                          

Scientific Name: 

Usual Name: Jew plum

Scientific Name: Spondias dulcis

Usual Name: Nam nam / Naminan

Scientific Name: Cynometra cauliflora

Usual Name: Calamondin

Scientific Name: Citrofortunella mitis

Usual Name: Bread fruit

Scientific Name: Artocarpus incises

Usual Name: Governor´s plum

Scientific Name: Flacourtia indica

Usual Name: Black plum

Scientific Name: Syzygium cumini

Usual Name: Star fruit

Scientific Name: Averrhoa carambola

Usual Name: Bael fruit

Scientific Name: Aegle marmelos

Usual Name: Netted Custard Apple                   

Scientific Name: Annona reticulate

Usual Name: Velvet Apple

Scientific Name: Diospyros blancoi

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The Fruit Garden

In order to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the University of Kelaniya, the Herbal and Fruit gardens were established on 17th June 2009. The fruit aand herbal gardens are an open area for all the staff and the students where they could enjoy delicious fruits while spending leisure time under the cool shades of trees. The Rambutan Garden with 30 plants of different Rambutan varieties was established to celebrate 54th Anniversary of the University. Some of the fruit species of the garden includes;

Usual Name: Mango

Scientific Name: Mangifera indica

Usual Name: Banana

Scientific Name: Musa acuminate

Usual Name: Rambutan

Scientific Name: Nephelium lappaceum var. lappaceum

Usual Name: Water apple

Scientific Name: Syzygium aqueum

Usual Name: Rata nelli

Scientific Name: Phyllanthus acidus

 

Usual Name: Beheth nelli

Scientific Name: Phyllanthus emblica

Usual Name: Avocado

Scientific Name: Persea americana

Usual Name: Pomegranate

Scientific Name: Punica granatum

Usual Name: Guava  

Scientific Name: Psidium guajava

Usual Name: Custard Apple

Scientific Name: Annona muricata

Usual Name: Weralu

Scientific Name: Elaeocarpus serratus

Usual Name: Nil Weralu                                          

Scientific Name: 

Usual Name: Jew plum

Scientific Name: Spondias dulcis

Usual Name: Nam nam / Naminan

Scientific Name: Cynometra cauliflora

Usual Name: Calamondin

Scientific Name: Citrofortunella mitis

Usual Name: Bread fruit

Scientific Name: Artocarpus incises

Usual Name: Governor´s plum

Scientific Name: Flacourtia indica

Usual Name: Black plum

Scientific Name: Syzygium cumini

Usual Name: Star fruit

Scientific Name: Averrhoa carambola

Usual Name: Bael fruit

Scientific Name: Aegle marmelos

Usual Name: Netted Custard Apple                   

Scientific Name: Annona reticulate

Usual Name: Velvet Apple

Scientific Name: Diospyros blancoi