Malvaceae Week: Sterculia Villosa ID (MW-AR17)

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raghu ananth

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Sep 11, 2011, 8:14:42 AM9/11/11
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Malvaceae Week: Sterculia Villosa (MW-AR17)
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eflora discussion link on the same

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 11, 2011, 9:36:52 AM9/11/11
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Not familiar with this genus, but two things look unusual

A few leaves seen in third photograph has entire leaves, whereas S. villosa has 5-lobed leaves

The fruits appear to be single, S. villosa generally has 5 follicles stellately arranged.

Could it be a species belonging to group with simple leaves anf fewer follicles, sometimes reduced to one



These fruits look similar to one I had photographed from California. I am uploading them separately.


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harithasandhya

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Sep 13, 2011, 3:15:49 AM9/13/11
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Could this be Sterculia guttata?

Regards,
Sandhya

On Sep 11, 5:14 pm, raghu ananth <raghu_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Malvaceae Week: Sterculia Villosa (MW-AR17)
>
> (ID confirmation reqd. Will write/fill  the plant desc  later,.)
>
> eflora discussion link on the same
>
> https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/e3...
>
>  
> Kallar river bed, Kallar forest, Ponmudi, Kerala
> Dec 2008
>  
> Regards
> Raghu
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>  FruitingTree-KallarForest-Dec2008-Pic1.jpg
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>  FruitingTree-KallarForest-Dec2008-Pic3.jpg
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>  FruitingTree-KallarForest-Dec2008-Pic2.jpg
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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 13, 2011, 3:18:55 AM9/13/11
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I was also tempted to call it S. guttata based on FBI, and with 1-4 follicles, but held back as I don't have much knowledge of this genus.


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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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harithasandhya

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Sep 13, 2011, 3:37:22 AM9/13/11
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I am familiar with the location. Sterculia guttata trees are usually
found along the river bed there. So I assume the picture could be of
Sterculia guttata.
Regards,
Sandhya

On Sep 13, 12:18 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I was also tempted to call it S. guttata based on FBI, and with 1-4
> follicles, but held back as I don't have much knowledge of this genus.
>
> --
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired  Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
>
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 12:45 PM, harithasandhya
> <harithasand...@yahoo.com>wrote:

Neil Soares

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Sep 13, 2011, 3:47:54 AM9/13/11
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Hi,
 Just checked the mail. Leaves are seen in photographs 2 & 3. If they belong to the same tree, then it is obviously Sterculia guttata.
                 Regards,
                   Neil Soares.

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H S

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Sep 13, 2011, 4:07:02 AM9/13/11
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yes look like S. guttata, pods turn orange-red in colour on maturity.

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Giby Kuriakose

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Sep 13, 2011, 4:52:10 AM9/13/11
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I too think that this is Sterculia guttata. 
A common species of the genus Sterculia in Ponmudi- Bonacaud-Schendaruni area.


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raghu ananth

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Sep 13, 2011, 6:09:28 AM9/13/11
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Got some more pictures of the same tree (Sterculiaceae guttata member) with leaves, trunk, fruits and a large water snake-probably a checkered keelback peeping out of the rock crevice under the tree root.

Tree large, trunk 3-5 meters, Bark white,
Leaves - ~Heart shaped, ~Ovate, ~acute, 12cms approx. Very few leaves here and there in the tree branches.
No flowers, 
Fruits- Hundreds, Approx 15 in a cluster.
Habitat: River side, near rocky bed
Family Sterculiaceae, 
Kallar, Western ghats, Kerala

Regards
Raghu





From: Giby Kuriakose <giby.ku...@gmail.com>
To: H S <hems...@gmail.com>
Cc: Neil Soares <drneil...@yahoo.com>; efloraofindia <indian...@googlegroups.com>; harithasandhya <haritha...@yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:81584] Re: Malvaceae Week: Sterculia Villosa ID (MW-AR17)
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DSC_7003 Checkered keel Back Snake.jpg
DSC_6993 Fruits.jpg
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Neil Soares

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Sep 13, 2011, 6:22:55 AM9/13/11
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Hi,
 Affirmative for both - Sterculia guttata [Kukar,Goldhar] & Xenochropis piscator [the Checkered Keelback].
                         Regards,
                          Neil Soares.

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