two diffrent species

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jnana murthy

Nov 22, 2009, 4:24:23 AM11/22/09
i came across these plants and i wanted to know weather they are same ones
or two different species why am i asking this cause they look similar but little difference is there.

flower1 and leaf1 - set 1
flower2 and leaf2 - set 2

this is my second post for the day .i think on Sunday if i put this will able to get answers throughout this week.
kindly mention their names as well.

thank you

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Dinesh Valke

Nov 22, 2009, 4:29:07 AM11/22/09
to jnana murthy,
... yes Jnana ji, to my belief, they are one and the same: Mucuna pruriens
commonly known as: bengal bean, buffalo bean, cowach, cowage, cow itch, cowhage, hell fire bean, itchweed, itchy bean, Mauritius bean, nescafe, purple jade vine, sea bean, velvet bean, wild itchy bean • Bengali: আলকুশি alakusi • Hindi: जाङ्गली jangali, जड़ा jara, कवांच kavanch. केवांच kevanch, किवांच kivanch, konch • Kannada: ನಸುಗುನ್ನಿ nasugunni • Malayalam: നായ്ക്കുരണ naikkuran • Marathi: कवचकुइरी kavachkuiri, कवचकुइली kavachkuili, कवसकुइरी kavaskuiri, कवसकुइली kavaskuili, खाजरीकुइरी khazrikuiri, खाजरीकुइली khazrikuili • Sanskrit: आत्मगुप्ता atmagupta, कपिकच्छ् kapikachu • Tamil: பூனைக்காலி punaikkali • Telugu: దూలగొండి dulagondi, కండూష్పల kanduspala, కపికచ్ఛూః kapikacchuh, pilliadugu • Urdu: جانگلي jangali, جڙا jara



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Prashant awale

Nov 22, 2009, 4:37:39 AM11/22/09
to Dinesh Valke, jnana murthy,
Yes Dinesh, U r right. flower2 are the beans of Mucuna pruiens.
Here is the link..

Thanks & best wishes

jnana murthy

Nov 22, 2009, 4:40:38 AM11/22/09
to Dinesh Valke,
thank you sir for that quick reply.

i would have  agreed with you
but flower1  plant gives roundish like apple kind of fruit with lot of hairs on it.
as the second one gives fruit like imli.
i don't know weather they are same.
pls rectify.
thank you

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Sent: Sun, 22 November, 2009 2:59:07 PM
Subject: Re: [indiantreepix:23698] two diffrent species

Dinesh Valke

Nov 22, 2009, 5:17:15 AM11/22/09
to jnana murthy,
... would like to see the apple kind of fruits, Jnana ji.

Vijayasankar Raman

Nov 23, 2009, 2:15:05 AM11/23/09
to Dinesh Valke, jnana murthy,
Dear Jnana murthy ji,

When you are pretty sure that these represent two different entities, you could have posted them in separate mails, as per the posting norms of ITP.

The rounding fruits may be of Mucuna atropurpurea.

With regards

R. Vijayasankar
FRLHT, Bangalore
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