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kaysat tiwari

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Jan 29, 2009, 12:57:06 PM1/29/09
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Dear All,
I photographed this plant few days back in Bandhavgarh. a similar plant is posted. Is this also similar to  Adhatoda vassica.
Please help.
Thanks.
Satyendra 


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Nayan Singh

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Jan 29, 2009, 1:15:59 PM1/29/09
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Yes this is alos Adhatoda vassica from Acanthacaeae family
 
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Rakesh Biswas

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Jan 29, 2009, 9:38:14 PM1/29/09
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Thanks Satyendra Ji,
 
I had heard so much about adhatoda vasica as a consitituent of bromhexine in my student life and thanks to you I had a chance to see how it looks like today.
 
Would be really great if I could join you or any of the other members on this list for botanic excursions to learn more.
 
Although I am a physician I am aware that I would be useless if left alone in a natural environment without the help of a pharmacy.
 
rakesh

J.M. Garg

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Jan 29, 2009, 11:05:25 PM1/29/09
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Thanks, Nayan ji,
Links for Adhatoda vasica (Adatodai, Arusa, Adulsa, Bakas, Malabar Nut Tree): http://www.globalherbalsupplies.com/herb_information/adhatoda_vasica.htm (small desc. with a pic., syn., medicinal uses etc.).
 
Some extracts from Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justicia_adhatoda

Justicia adhatoda (Adulsa, Malabar Nut; syn. Adhatoda vasica Nees is a medicinal plant native to Asia. The plant is found abudently in wild in all over Nepal, India, Pothohar region of Pakistan particularly Pharwala area, within Pakistan it is the Provincial flower of the Punjab (Pakistan).

Adhatoda consists of the fresh or dried leaves of Adhatoda Vasica, Nees (N.O. Acanthaceae), a shrub growing in India. The leaves vary from 10 to 15 centimeters in length, and are about 4 centimeters broad; they are opposite, entire, lanceolate, and shortly petiolate, tapering towards both apex and base. When dry they are of a dull brownish-green colour; odour, characteristic; taste, bitter. They possess well-marked histological features, which can easily be seen in fragments of the leaf cleared by chloral hydrate. The stomata are elongated-oval in shape and surrounded by two crescent-shaped cells, the long axes of which are at right angles to the ostiole. The epidermis bears simple one- to three-celled warty hairs, and small glandular hairs with a quadricellular secreting gland. Cystoliths occur beneath the epidermis of the under surface. Both hairs and cystoliths vary in number in different specimens.

Several alkaloids are present in the leaves and the chief principle is a quinazoline alkaloid, vasicine; the yield of the alkaloid from different samples in India ranged from 0.541 to 1.105 per cent on dry basis. Vasicine is accompanied by l- vasicinone., deoxyvasicine and maiontone, Some minor alkaloids viz. Vasicol, adhatodinine and vasicinol also present.

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narendra joshi

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Feb 3, 2009, 5:04:15 AM2/3/09
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Hi Friends,
 
Attached herewith photographs of a flowering tree for ID. Photo taken at Satara in November.
 
Thanks.
 
Narendra Joshi

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Dinesh Valke

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Feb 3, 2009, 11:12:37 AM2/3/09
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... Calycopteris floribunda, paper-flower climber ... ( झाल jhaal, उक्षी ukshi in Marathi )
Regards.

sweedle cerejo

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Feb 3, 2009, 11:18:50 AM2/3/09
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Hi!

   The leaves of this specimen are unlike the leaves of Calycopteris sp. This one looks more like a Rhamnaceae member.


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Dinesh Valke

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Feb 3, 2009, 11:42:52 AM2/3/09
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... flowers too !! Thanks Sweedle ji.
I think I jumped awkwardly !!!!!!
Please disregard Calycopteris floribunda
Regards.

Neil Soares

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Feb 3, 2009, 11:55:19 AM2/3/09
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Hi Narendra,
  It is a Cassine spp. possibly C. paniculata. Haven't got photographs of C.paniculata but am sending you photographs of C.glauca [locally called Bhutuxia] for comparison. The photographs were taken at Shahapur.
                   With regards,
                     Neil Soares.

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oikos for ecological services

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Feb 4, 2009, 3:28:57 AM2/4/09
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it seems to be Henkal - Maytenus senegalensis - if it was a shrub. Flowers & leaves seem to be of henkal. What about thorns ?
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J.M. Garg

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Feb 6, 2009, 10:08:33 AM2/6/09
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Here is another reply:
"Hi,
for me it looks like a species of Gymnosporia (= Maytenus), most probably G. ovata.
Vijayasankar."

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J.M. Garg

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Feb 16, 2009, 9:42:27 PM2/16/09
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Here is relevant portion of the reply from Neil ji:
"Hi,
 Spent a morning with Dr.Almeida.
 
 It's Maytenus senegalensis. Kudos to Ketaki / Manasi for getting this right.
              Regards,
                 Neil Soares."

2009/2/6 J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com>
Here is another reply:
"Hi,
for me it looks like a species of Gymnosporia (= Maytenus), most probably G. ovata.
Vijayasankar."

2009/2/4 oikos for ecological services <oi...@oikos.in>
it seems to be Henkal - Maytenus senegalensis - if it was a shrub. Flowers & leaves seem to be of henkal. What about thorns ?
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Hi Friends,
 
Attached herewith photographs of a flowering tree for ID. Photo taken at Satara in November.
 
Thanks.
 
Narendra Joshi




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Nov 17, 2009, 2:46:00 AM11/17/09
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In view of the following reply from Dr. Archer in thread (http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/caafdf2ad277859c), we should now take it as Gymnosporia montana:
 
"Dear Garg, ji and everybody
 
Coming back with computer problems… I sent the pictures to Marie Jordaan, who is currently revising the genus Gymnosporia. She feels the name Gymnosporia montana should be applied to these.  It is often that thorns are absent from tree.
 
As we are currently using Gymnosporia senegalensis is a African species that occur up to Pakistan and possibly in India. The other species of Gymnosporia occurring in Southern India and Sri Lanka is Gymnosporia emarginata, a species that extend to Australia.
 
Thank you very much, Robert
 
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Nov 17, 2009, 2:58:08 AM11/17/09
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Hi Mr.Garg,
 According to Dr.Almeida's 'Flora of Mahareashtra' Vol 1, page 243 - Maytenus senegalensisis the new name for Gymnosporia montana / Gymnosporia emarginata.
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Robert H. Archer

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Nov 17, 2009, 5:36:13 AM11/17/09
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Dear Neil ji

 

The genus Gymnosporia has been very problematic in the past and it is unfortunately very confusing. I hope somebody will put up photos of proper G. senegalensis  and G. emarginata from the North West and South India respectively.

 

With best wishes, Robert

 

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Nov 18, 2009, 2:50:25 AM11/18/09
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Thanks Dr Robert Ji for your efforts to forward the photos to an expert and get it clarified.
 
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