Now you can find flowers on demand! ;-)
So, this flower agrees with the description of Cardamine subumbellata
in having 6 stamens. The description of the fruit also agrees well. I
have no doubt about this plant being Cardamine subumbellata.
On Jul 17, 8:55 pm, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com
> Fantastic !! dear Prashant ... you managed to get the close-up of the
> flower, which was more important to ID than its beauty !!!!
> The photos are good too, needless to say.
> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Prashant awale <pkaw...@gmail.com
> > Dear Dinesh,
> > Today i had been to Matheran hills where i came across this small herb.
> > Tried to capture few close ups. I could spot few in its fruiting stage. Do
> > have a look.
> > regards
> > Prashant
> >> ID provided by Satish Pardeshi ji over Google Buzz ... *Cardamine scutata
> >> *.
> >> Seems to me, *C. subumbellata**
> >> *
> >> Date/Time : July 11, 2010 at 8.07am IST
> >> Location Place : near Prabal Machi, Panvel, Maharashtra
> >> Altitude : about 204 m (above mean sea level)
> >> GPS : around 18.982835°N, 73.211909°E
> >> Habitat : wild, along forest trails
> >> Type : moist deciduous forest
> >> Plant
> >> Habit : herb
> >> Height : about 25 - 30 cm
> >> **
> >> Satish ji, while gathering information from internet:
> >> 1) the plant posted by me looks more agreeable with C. subumbellata
> >> references:
> >> a) Cooke's flora ... description attached ... online at
> >> b) Hooker's flora ... description attached ... online at
> >> 2) Status of *C. scutata* not very clear ... an article related to
> >> 3) at IPNI (as Tabish pointed out), *C. subumbellata* is an accepted
> >> name, with no synonyms ,,,