small herb from Ooty for id 020211MK2

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Muthu Karthick

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Feb 2, 2011, 1:58:52 AM2/2/11
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Dear all,
Kindly help to id this small herb found in a garden planted at Ooty town, Nilgiris.

Date/Time- 

24-01-2011 / 08:50 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GP

ca.2200asl; Ooty, TN

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- 

garden 

Plant Habit-

herb

Height/Length- 

15 cm

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 

ca.15 cm long; cylindric

Inflorescence Type/ Size- 

Raceme;

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 

blue; c. 0.5 X 0.25 cm

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 


Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- 



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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 2, 2011, 3:59:08 AM2/2/11
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I hope Muscari armeniacum



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Feb 2, 2011, 4:16:02 AM2/2/11
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Grape hyacinth if I am not mistaken. F A

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From: Muthu Karthick <nmk...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 12:28:52 +0530
To: indiantreepix<indian...@googlegroups.com>
Subject: [efloraofindia:61937] small herb from Ooty for id 020211MK2

Na Bha

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Feb 2, 2011, 6:21:07 AM2/2/11
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I have just this Foto from April 2008 from my garden in Ritterhude.
We call it Traubenhyazinthe,  which I found has the name Muscari fam. Hyacinthaceae
but further details i don't know. We have two colors white and blue. Mein blueone is supposed to be Muscari botryoides. I shall make more fotos this year.
Regards
Nalini
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Muthu Karthick

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Feb 2, 2011, 6:40:51 AM2/2/11
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Dear all,
Many thanks for the id. May I know the recent name for this herb? Any synonym for this?
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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 2, 2011, 7:30:47 AM2/2/11
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Frankly speaking, there seems to be little to choose from M. armeniacum and M. botryoides. Both are known as Grape hyacinth; M. armeniacum as Garden Grape hyacinth and M. botryoides as Compact Grape hyacinth. The most important difference between the two species being that tips of perianth are recurved in M. botryoides, but erect in M. armeniacum; fls are ca 3 mm long in M. botryoides, 6-8 mm M. armeniacum; leavese qualling the scape in M. botryoides, exceeding in M. armeniacum.
    I may be wrong but to me Muthu ji's plant appears M. armeniacum and Nabha ji's M. botryoides.




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Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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Muthu Karthick

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Feb 3, 2011, 3:37:16 AM2/3/11
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Yes, Singhji. My plant has leaves exceeding the scape; hence could be confirmed as M. armeniacum. But the perianth tip also recurved here sir, ?

J.M. Garg

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May 17, 2011, 12:34:45 AM5/17/11
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

“I have just this Foto from April 2008 from my garden in Ritterhude.


We call it Traubenhyazinthe,  which I found has the name Muscari fam. Hyacinthaceae
but further details i don't know. We have two colors white and blue. Mein blueone is supposed to be Muscari botryoides. I shall make more fotos this year.
Regards

Nalini”

 

Frankly speaking, there seems to be little to choose from M. armeniacum and M. botryoides. Both are known as Grape hyacinth; M. armeniacum as Garden Grape hyacinth and M. botryoides as Compact Grape hyacinth. The most important difference between the two species being that tips of perianth are recurved in M. botryoides, but erect in M. armeniacum; fls are ca 3 mm long in M. botryoides, 6-8 mm M. armeniacum; leavese qualling the scape in M. botryoides, exceeding in M. armeniacum.
    I may be wrong but to me Muthu ji's plant appears M. armeniacum and Nabha ji's M. botryoides.” from Singh ji.

 

“Yes, Singhji. My plant has leaves exceeding the scape; hence could be confirmed as M. armeniacum. But the perianth tip also recurved here sir, ?” from Muthu ji

 



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