Aralia cachemerica from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 5, 2011, 10:29:51 AM9/5/11
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Aralia cachemirica Lindl.,  Voy. Inde 4: 72 1841.
syn: Aralia macrophylla Lindl.

Local names: Khoree (Kashmir), Bankhor (Punjab)

Perennial herb up to 3 m tall; l2-3 pinnate on up to 15 cm long petiole; leaflets  4-15.5 cm long, ovate, serrate, apex acuminate, glabrous; lower leaflets petiolulate to sub-petiolulate, upper sessile to sub-sessile; flowers greenish-yellow in globular umbels, forming axillary or terminal panicles; pedicels and penduncles puberulous. calyx toothed, persistent. petals ovate; stamens 5, filaments longer than the petals; styles 5, united at the base, persistent; Fruit a 5-angled drupe, 2-3 mm long.

Endemic to N W Himalayas, occurring in forest areas and openings. Photographed from Herbal Garden below Cheshmashahi (July) and Kashmir University Botanical Garden (August) where it has been grown. Photographed 





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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Ushadi micromini

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Sep 5, 2011, 6:17:41 PM9/5/11
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Aralia as a group are popular houseplants in the temperate zone... but
this aralia is new to me... Thank you...

Usha di

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On Sep 5, 7:29 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> *Aralia cachemirica* Lindl.,  Voy. Inde 4: 72 1841.
> syn: *Aralia macrophylla* Lindl.
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>  Aralia-cachemerica-Univ-bot-garden-Kashmir-2.jpg
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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 5, 2011, 9:28:49 PM9/5/11
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Yes Usha di. It is endemic to this region.

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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/ 

Nidhan Singh

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Sep 5, 2011, 9:29:24 PM9/5/11
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Thanks Sirji,
 for this illustrious description and very good pics.
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Regards,

Dr. Nidhan Singh
Department of Botany
I.B. (PG) College
Panipat-132103 Haryana
Ph.: 09416371227

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