DV - 19OCT10 - 0103 :: Pimpinella towards Kas

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Dinesh Valke

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22-Sept-2010, 3:00:30 pm22/09/10
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Dear friends,
ID please.



Date/Time
: October 19, 2007 at 1.03pm IST
Location Place : enroute Kas plateau
Altitude : about 1124 m (above mean sea level)
GPS : not sure, around 17°42'37.80"N, 73°53'11.25"E

Habitat : slope, along mountain road
Type : near human settlement

Plant
Habit
: erect herb
Height : about a metre
Length : - not a climber -

Leaves
Type
: not sure, oppositely arranged
Shape : pinnatisect
Size : about 5 - 6 cm x 4 - 5 cm

Inflorescence
Type
: terminal umbel
Size : 20 - 25 cm

Flowers
Size
: about 1 mm
Colour : white
Calyx : do not know
Bracts : - no bracts -

Fruits
Type
: do not know
Shape : do not know
Size : do not know
Seeds : do not know


Other Info
Fragrance : do not know
Pollinator : do not know
Uses : do not know

 



Regards.
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shrikant ingalhalikar

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22-Sept-2010, 10:13:49 pm22/09/10
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This would be Scandix stellata. Regards, Shrikant
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Dinesh Valke

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22-Sept-2010, 10:53:16 pm22/09/10
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Shrikant ji ... any characteristic that rules out Pimpinella wallichiana ?
... 10 umbels, about 13 flowers per umbel (ranging from 10 - 18 flowers / umbel)

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Gurcharan Singh

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22-Sept-2010, 11:45:44 pm22/09/10
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Not Scandix stellata atleast, which has only 1-3 rays (as against ca 10 here) and sessile flowers (long pedicelled here).


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Bhatt Sweta

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23-Sept-2010, 11:04:05 am23/09/10
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I too think its Pimpinella tomentosa...Apiaceae family
Attaching my clicks of the same, however yours is much better and clear!!


Regards,

Shweta
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Bhatt Shweta
Asso. Prof.,
TCSC,
Doctoral Research Student,
M.S.U.

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Dinesh Valke

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23-Sept-2010, 11:33:11 am23/09/10
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... many thanks to all for comments ... Shweta ji, any comment on differing number of umbels in plants being compared ?
Am not familiar with any of Pimpinella species, therefore the query stressing on number of umbel rays.

Regards.

Bhatt Sweta

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23-Sept-2010, 11:38:21 am23/09/10
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Umbels vary from 5-10 as per the references....

can go through this
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Hairy%20Hogweed.html
or refer Shrikant Inghalikar's - Flowers of Sahyadri, a very good pictorial guide!!

Regards,
Shweta

Dinesh Valke

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23-Sept-2010, 11:57:17 am23/09/10
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Many many thanks Shweta ji ... convinced !!!
Taking this plant as P. tomentosa.
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