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Aarti S. Khale

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Mar 21, 2010, 2:10:59 AM3/21/10
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Date/Time : 18th of April, 2009/ 10.36 am.
Location Place : Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra ... Altitude :  ... GPS

Habitat : Wild ... Type :
Plant Habit : Herb ... Height : small plant ... Length
Leaves Type :  ... Shape :  ... Size
Inflorescence Type :  ... Size
Flowers Size : about 1 cm ... Colour : white ... Calyx :  ... Bracts
Fruits Type :  ... Shape :  ... Size :  ... Seeds

Other Info :
Fragrance : did not check ...  Pollinator :  ...  Uses
 
Found growing in the wild.
Aarti

 

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Prashant awale

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Mar 21, 2010, 2:54:08 AM3/21/10
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Dear Aarti ji,
Lepidagathis cuspidata  (Family: Acanthaceae)
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Prashant
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tanay bose

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Mar 21, 2010, 4:37:16 AM3/21/10
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Dear Arat Ji.
this plant is
 
Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3:97. 1832. in DC., Prodr. 11: 258. 1847; T. Anders. in J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 9: 495. 1865; Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 519; Cooke, l.c. 474; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. 3rd. ed. 388. 1956; Stewart, l.c.
 
Synonym: Ruellia cuspidata Wall., Cat. 72, n. 2405. 1830. this is rejected as it is  Nomen nudum
 
Description
An erect, up to 1 m tall undershrub with 4-angled, glandular-pubescent Leaves dimorphic, basal main stem leaves oblong-lanceolate, 5-10 (-12) x 1.5-4 cm, glabrous, lateral nerves 4-5 pairs, acute or acuminate, mucronate, entire, tapering basally into 5-25 mm long petiole; upper leaves much smaller and subsessile, elliptic-lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 cm x 7-9 mm, glandular-pubescent, cuspidate. Flowers white, in terminal, lax or dense, up to 15 cm long spikes; elliptic-oblong or obovate, 9-12 x 4-6 mm, acute, spine-tipped, glandular bracteoles lanceolate, 6-8 mm long, spine-tipped, glandular-pubescent. unequally 5-lobed to the base, 1-1.2 cm long, lobes glandular hairy, 2 outer lanceolate, spine-tipped, 2 inner lobes linear, acute. Corolla pubescent externally, 1.2-1.6 cm long; upper lip ovate, purple-streaked, entire or emarginate; lower lip with 3, rounded lobes. Staminal filaments glabrous with bearded anthers. Ovary glabrous, style hairy. Capsule ovoid-lanceolate, c. 8 mm long, glabrous, 4-seeded. Seeds ovoid, c. 2.5 mm long, flattened.
 
Distribution: Pakistan (Kashmir), India, Nepal.
 
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shrikant ingalhalikar

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Mar 21, 2010, 2:45:02 AM3/21/10
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Lepidagathis cuspidata of Acanthaceae. Rgds, Shrikant

On Mar 21, 11:10 am, "Aarti S. Khale" <aarti.kh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>  *Date/Time* : 18th of April, 2009/ 10.36 am.
> *Location Place* : Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra ... *Altitude* :  ... *GPS* :
>
> *Habitat* : Wild ... *Type* :
> *Plant Habit* : Herb ... *Height *: small plant ... *Length* :
> *Leaves Type *:  ... *Shape* :  ... *Size* :
> *Inflorescence Type* :  ... *Size* :
> *Flowers Size* : about 1 cm ... *Colour* : white ... *Calyx* :  ... *Bracts*:
> *Fruits Type* :  ... *Shape *:  ... *Size* :  ... *Seeds* :
>
> *Other Info* :
> *Fragrance* : did not check ...  *Pollinator* :  ...  *Uses* :


>
> Found growing in the wild.
> Aarti
>

>  DSCN8219.JPG
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