Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Vitex trifolia from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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10-Jul-2011, 11:15:47 am10/07/11
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Vitex trifolia, photographed from Vikas Puri in Delhi 

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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
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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Mahadeswara

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11-Jul-2011, 10:21:33 am11/07/11
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The trifoliate nature of the plant is clearly visible in the third
photographs.The foliage of 1st and 2nd photographs are similar.
However, the third photograph looks like the different one for me.
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Gurcharan Singh

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11-Jul-2011, 12:18:10 pm11/07/11
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Mahadeshwara ji
They are from the same bush. I have seen these plants closely for several months. The plants that are heavily trimmed to make low hedges generally have simple leaves, although some trifoliate leaves may be seen in the lower branches. If an occasional bush is untrimmed for a long time most of the leaves would be trifoliate. A totally untrimmed shrub (almost a scrambler) would have have almost all trifoliate leaves.


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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
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

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