DV - 24AUG10 - 0254 :: red / pink centred Alternanthera

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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 4, 2010, 6:39:13 AM9/4/10
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Dear friends,
... prostrate herb, similar to habit of other low lying / spreading Alternanthera herbs.
ID please.



Date/Time
: August 24, 2010 at 2.54pm IST
Location Place : Tableland, Panchagani
Altitude : 1323 m (above mean sea level)
GPS : around 17°55'20.12"N, 73°48'17.10"E

Habitat : tableland
Type : high-altitude, open land

Plant
Habit
: small prostrate herb
Height : just about 5 cm
Length : - not a climber -

Leaves
Type
: simple with entire margin, oppositely arranged
Shape : linear lanceolate
Size : about 15 - 40 mm x 4 - 5 mm

Inflorescence
Type
: globose heads
Size : about 4 - 6 mm dia

Flowers
Size
: perhaps, about 1 mm
Colour : yellow
Calyx : do not know
Bracts : white, red / pink at base

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

 



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tanay bose

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Sep 4, 2010, 11:34:49 AM9/4/10
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I think Alternanthera sessilis , it may have this kind of flower colour
Tanay

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Prashant awale

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Sep 4, 2010, 11:54:12 AM9/4/10
to tanay bose, Dinesh Valke, efloraofindia
I too think this as Alternanthera sessilis.
regards
Prashant

Dinesh Valke

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Sep 4, 2010, 1:35:12 PM9/4/10
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... was not expecting it to be Alternanthera sessilis !!!!
Now it does look like it - the colour of bracts is new to me.
Many thanks Prashant and Tanay.

Yet, will wait for confident resolution of ID.

Regards.

Mayur Nandikar

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Sep 5, 2010, 3:11:22 AM9/5/10
to Dinesh Valke, Prashant awale, tanay bose, efloraofindia
yes this one is nothing but Alternanthera sessilis
typical Alternanthera with three stamens and leaves more coraceous, not more than 2-3cm long
--
Mr. Mayur D. Nandikar,
Research Student,
Department of Botany,
Shivaji University,
Kolhapur.

Dinesh Valke

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Sep 5, 2010, 6:02:58 AM9/5/10
to Mayur Nandikar, Prashant awale, tanay bose, efloraofindia
Thank you very much, Mayur ji and all.
Regards.
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