White Mussaenda with Orange flowers

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raghu ananth

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Aug 27, 2010, 8:25:20 AM8/27/10
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White Mussaenda with Orange flowers

The Orange petals of this plant is narrower when compared  with that of  Mussaenda phillipica 


Date/Time :

20 Jul 2010, 10.44AM

 

Location- Place, altitude and GPS:

Miao, Arunachal pradesh


 

Habitat- garden/ urban/wild/type:

Wild, forest path, 

 

Plant Habit-tree/shrub/climber/herb:

 Shrub, 

 

Height/length:

Plant height -2-3 feet

 

Leaves-type/shape/size:

/Green leaves - 15-20 cms/Acuminate/ Opposite ?

 

Inflorescence type /size:

 

-

 

Flowers-size/colour/calyx/bracts:

 

Orange flower, size -Approx. 1.5cms , green buds

 

Fruits type-shape/size/seeds:

 

-

 

Fragrance/odour/pollinator/uses  and so on:

 

-


Regards
Raghu

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Shantanu

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Aug 28, 2010, 2:45:02 PM8/28/10
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Hi Raghu ji
Amazing shots of a rare species of Mussaenda.

regards
Shantanu : )
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J.M. Garg

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Oct 10, 2010, 2:08:12 AM10/10/10
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Forwarding again for Id assistance pl.

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Oct 27, 2010, 8:17:45 PM10/27/10
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Resurfacing again for ID


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J.M. Garg

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Nov 18, 2010, 5:47:12 AM11/18/10
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Forwarding again for Id assistance pl.

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Yazdy Palia

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Nov 18, 2010, 9:14:17 AM11/18/10
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Ritesh Choudhary

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Nov 19, 2010, 1:30:44 AM11/19/10
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I think Mussaenda roxburghii Hook. f.

Regards,
Ritesh.

On Nov 18, 11:14 pm, Yazdy Palia <yazdypa...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> This has been identified before. It is Mussaenda Philippica.  Please go
> through the linkhttp://www.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://lepidoptera.butterflyhou...http://www.google.co.in/images?q=Mussaenda+pictures&oe=utf-8&client=f...
> Regards
> Yazdy.
>
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 4:17 PM, J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Forwarding again for Id assistance pl.
>
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> > From: raghu ananth <raghu_...@yahoo.com>
> > Date: 27 August 2010 17:55
> > Subject: [efloraofindia:45686] White Mussaenda with Orange flowers
> > To: indian...@googlegroups.com
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> >  White Mussaenda with Orange flowers
>
> > *The Orange petals of this plant is narrower when compared  with that of
> > Mussaenda<http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Mussaenda%20white.html>
> > * phillipica<http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Mussaenda%20white.html>
>
> >    Date/Time :
>
> > 20 Jul 2010, 10.44AM
>
> > Location- Place, altitude and GPS:
>
> > Miao, Arunachal pradesh
>
> > Habitat- garden/ urban/wild/type:
>
> > Wild, forest path,
>
> > Plant Habit-tree/shrub/climber/herb:
>
> >  Shrub,
>
> > Height/length:
>
> > Plant height -2-3 feet
>
> > Leaves-type/shape/size:
>
> > /Green leaves - 15-20 cms/Acuminate/ Opposite ?
>
> > Inflorescence type /size:
>
> > -
>
> > Flowers-size/colour/calyx/bracts:
>
> > Orange flower, size -Approx. 1.5cms , green buds
>
> > Fruits type-shape/size/seeds:
>
> > -
>
> > Fragrance/odour/pollinator/uses  and so on:
>
> > -
>
> > Regards
> > Raghu
>
> > --
> > With regards,
> > J.M.Garg (jmga...@gmail.com)
> >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmgarg1
> > 'Creating awareness of Indian Flora & Fauna'
> > The whole world uses my Image Resource of more than a *thousand species* &
> > eight thousand images of Birds, Butterflies, Plants etc. (arranged
> > alphabetically & place-wise):
> >http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:J.M.Garg. You can also use them
> > for free as per liberal licensing conditions attached with each image.
> > For identification, learning, discussion & documentation of Indian Flora,
> > please visit/ join our Google e-group- Efloraofindia:
> >http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix(more than 1420 members &

Smilax004

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Nov 19, 2010, 3:44:17 AM11/19/10
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Mussanda philippica is a very common introduced species to India. The
plant in the picture doesnt looks like M. philippica as the petals are
narrow and pointed, whereas, in M.philippica, the petals are shorter
but broader and the bract has many color variations. It neither looks
like M.roxburghii as it doesnt have the persistent calyx (the key
character of M. roxburghii).

I will certainly look in to this later and try id the same. if Raghu
can send us a picture of flower in which the calyx is highlighted or
clearly visible that would of great help to id it correctly. Please
add a picture with leaf too as it is an inevitable part that carry
lots of key charecters.

Regards
Giby



On Nov 19, 11:30 am, Ritesh Choudhary <ritesh....@gmail.com> wrote:
> I think Mussaenda roxburghii Hook. f.
>
> Regards,
> Ritesh.
>
> On Nov 18, 11:14 pm, Yazdy Palia <yazdypa...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > Dear Friends,
> > This has been identified before. It is Mussaenda Philippica.  Please go
> > through the linkhttp://www.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://lepidoptera.butterflyhou......
> > >http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix(morethan 1420 members &

Yazdy Palia

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Nov 19, 2010, 5:11:20 AM11/19/10
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Thank you Giby. I stand corrected.
Regards
Yazdy.

Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 5, 2010, 2:35:41 PM12/5/10
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Mussaenda for sure, if it was ornamental I would have thought it to be
Mussaenda luteola or it may be an escape too.
Nice pics Mr. Raghu
and thanks a lot for your support Dr. Giby.

For those who are not aware, my dearest friend Dr. Giby got married recently.
Best wishes to you and your wife for a happy married life ahead.
Take care and enjoy.
Pankaj

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J.M. Garg

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Dec 23, 2010, 12:16:19 AM12/23/10
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

“I think Mussaenda roxburghii Hook. f.

Regards,
Ritesh.”

 

“Mussanda philippica is a very common introduced species to India. The


plant in the picture doesnt looks like M. philippica

as the petals are


narrow and pointed, whereas, in M.philippica, the petals are shorter
but broader and the bract has many color variations. It neither looks
like M.roxburghii
as it doesnt have the persistent calyx (the key
character of M. roxburghii).

I will certainly look in to this later and try id the same. if Raghu
can send us a picture of flower in which the calyx is highlighted or
clearly visible that would of great help to id it correctly. Please
add a picture with leaf too as it is an inevitable part that carry
lots of key charecters.

Regards
Giby”

 

Mussaenda for sure, if it was ornamental I would have thought it to be


Mussaenda luteola or it may be an escape too.

Nice pics Mr. Raghu
and thanks a lot for your support Dr. Giby.

Pankaj”

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raghu ananth

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Feb 10, 2012, 8:45:34 AM2/10/12
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Rubiaceae Week: White Mussaenda with Orange flowers from Arunachal Pradesh #AR08
 
eflora ID assistance requested earlier points very close to Mussaenda roxburghii - Himalayan Mussaenda.

--- I agree with the descriptions - leaf shape, flower tube, flower -short pointed tip, 
--- Not sure of the  hairy stem and mid rib,  flower cluster patterns etc.. 
-- I feel its close to the Mussaenda roxburghii 


Regards
Raghu Ananth






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Gurcharan Singh

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Mar 18, 2012, 2:52:56 AM3/18/12
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Resurfacing again for ID confirmation.


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