Vinca for ID: 220310-AK-3

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Aarti S. Khale

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Mar 22, 2010, 11:16:00 AM3/22/10
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Date/Time : 24th of October, 2008/ 11.42 am
Location Place : Kodaikanal ... Altitude : 2100 meters ... GPS
Habitat : Wild ... Type :
Plant Habit : Herb ... Height : small plant ... Length : ...
Leaves Type :  ... Shape : as seen ... Size
Inflorescence Type :  ... Size
Flowers Size : about 1 inch ... Colour : ... Calyx :  ... Bracts
Fruits Type :  ... Shape :  ... Size :  ... Seeds

Other Info :
Fragrance : did not check ...  Pollinator :  ...  Uses
 
 
Found growing by the roadside.
Tanay, is this also Vinca Major that you had identified from Sri Lanka?
Aarti

 

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tanay bose

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Mar 22, 2010, 11:53:13 AM3/22/10
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Dear Ararti ji,
This plant is Vinca major Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 209. 1753.
Herbs to 1 m tall, flowering stems to 30 cm. Leaf blade elliptic, ovate, or broadly ovate, 2-9 X 2-6 cm, base truncate or subcordate, margin ciliate with hairs 0.1-1 mm; lateral veins to 5 pairs. Pedicel 3-5 cm. Sepals narrowly triangular, ca. 9 mm, densely ciliate. Corolla bluish purple, tube 1.2-1.5 cm, limb 3-5 cm in diam., lobes obliquely truncate. Anthers short, applanate, apex puberulent. Follicles spreading, ca. 5 cm. Fl. Mar-May. 2n = 92. Cultivated for medicine.
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Tanay
 


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Kenneth Greby

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Mar 22, 2010, 3:54:36 PM3/22/10
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Vinca major.

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Ken.


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