Fact Check: Is this a rare conifer in Mysore Palace?

Social media users are sharing an image claiming that a flower blooms once in 50 years at Mysore Palace. Users call it “Sankhupushpam".

By Sabya Singh  Published on  31 May 2022 11:02 AM GMT
Fact Check: Is this a rare conifer in Mysore Palace?

Hyderabad: Social media users are sharing an image claiming that a flower blooms once in 50 years at Mysore Palace. Users call it "Sankhupushpam".

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Fact Check

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a similar image on Quora. It was not a coneflower but a sea urchin. It's just a species of sea snail known as Hirtomurex teramachii.

Hirtomurex teramachii is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk, in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.

https://www.academia.edu/27296150/Gastropoda_Pacifica_C_Avon_2016

In 2016, a similar image was found on a list of classifications. On the 466th page of the list prepared by Christophe Avone is a description of their image and features. They are a classic rarity historically best known in Japan and Taiwan and are named after Akibumi Teramachi, a famous 20th-century Japanese shell collector and illustrator.

https://www.mindat.org/taxon-4605470.html

We found a video on Neelakurinji. It was uploaded nine months ago. "Neelakurinji attracted tourists. It blossomed after 12 years in Karnataka".


Hence, the claim.is false.

Claim Review:A flower that blooms once in 50 years and it is called “Sankhupushpam".
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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