Spilanthes acmella confusion: 4-Acmella uliginosa from Herbal Garden, Rajouri Garden New Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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16-Oct-2011, 12:17:03 pm16/10/11
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Acmella uliginosa (Sw.) Cass., Prodr. 110, 1788
syn: Spilanthes uliginosa Sw.

Annual decumbent herb with narrowly ovate to elliptic leaves, cuneate towards base, dentate margin; heads radiate; cone-shaped, especially when mature, 5-8 mm high, 4-6 mm in diam.; receptacle 4-6 mm high; ray florets 4-7, yellow-orange; disc florets more than 70, 4-merous, yellow-orange; achenes 1.2-1.8 mm long, black, margin ciliate with straight hairs; pappus bristles 2.

Photographed from Herbal garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi 


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Balkar Singh

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18-Oct-2011, 12:48:15 pm18/10/11
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Sir are the leaves of this plant also have that specific taste?
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
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