Anethum graveolens from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

Feb 28, 2010, 11:21:27 PM2/28/10
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Sending Anethum graveolens L. (A. sowa Roxb.) from Delhi. I have consistently found that soya or sowa cultivated in India (especially Delhi) and often consumed as vegetable has much narrower wings and darker colour tan Dill sold in Western markets and often available in MNC outlets in India, having very broad wings. May be Shrikant ji, Pankaj Oudyia ji  or any other colleague can throw light on this.

Date/Time- 26-2-2010, 10 a m

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Khalsa College Botanical Garden, Delhi, 213 m asl

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Cultivated in beds in winter

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Annual branched herb

Height/Length- upto 1.5 m tall

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Decompound with filiform segments, leaf sheath broad with membranous margin

Inflorescence Type/ Size- Compound umbel, upto 20 cm broad, both involucre and involucel bracts absent

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- Flowers orange yellow, ca 1.5-2 2 mm across, bracts absent

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- Cremocarp, narrowly cylindrical, with narrow wings

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.-


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: 9810359089

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